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

Andrew Murray.

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.