Sharks 5, Ducks 1
Dan Boyle and rookie Matt Irwin scored in the first period and
the San Jose Sharks routed the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 in a preseason
game on Friday night.
The Ducks are winless in their first three games of the
Anaheim goalie Dan Ellis was busy in the first two periods as
San Jose outshot the Ducks 36-7. He was replaced at the start of
the third by Jeff Deslauriers.
The Sharks finished the night outshooting Anaheim 49-14.
San Jose also got goals from Douglas Murray, Torrey Mitchell and
Ryan Getzlaf scored a power-play goal for Anaheim.
The Sharks are 2-0 in the preseason.
The Ducks drew an unusual delay of game penalty at the start of
the second period when they arrived late to the ice from the locker
room and weren’t prepared to start the period.
Andrew Murray’s power-play goal at 18:15 of the third period
made the score 5-1.
Mitchell’s goal came on a power play at 17:25 of the second
period, giving San Jose a 4-1 lead.
Anaheim made it 3-1 when Getzlaf scored 10 seconds into a power
play at 14:56 of the second.
Douglas Murray made it 3-0 at 8:24 of the second when he took
advantage of Joe Thornton’s screen of Ellis.
San Jose jumped out to a 2-0 lead late in the first period when
Irwin and Boyle scored.
Irwin’s score came on a power play at 15:21. The rookie
defenseman was playing in his first NHL preseason game.
Boyle took a pass from Thornton and was quick to get set up and
score with 1.4 seconds left in the period.
Notes: Sharks goalie Antti Niemi has yet to skate with the team
after having a cyst removed last week. … Last season’s backup
goalie, Antero Niittymaki, will be out 12 weeks after undergoing
hip surgery earlier in the week.