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VIDEO: Ducks Get Sunk By Sharks
By Michael Walters
The Anaheim Ducks finished up their brief two game homestand against the San Jose Sharks. John Klingberg was activated of the IR and returned to action. Newly acquired Jayson Megna made his debut with the Ducks and faced his brother and former Duck Jaycob Megna. John Gibson was in net for Anaheim against Eetu Makiniemi.
The Sharks scored about halfway into the opening period. Timo Meier scored in at close range to give San Jose a 1-0 lead.
San Jose then had their first power play of the game about a minute later. Anaheim was able to kill it off and nearly scored a shorthanded goal. Adam Henrique had a good chance with Frank Vatrano 2-on-1, but he was denied at the side of the net.
The Sharks then scored again right off the next face-off. The puck was dumped in the corner and then went off the side of the net and in front. Gibson was out of position as he went towards the back of the net to get the puck. Nico Sturm was in the slot and shot the puck in a wide open net.
The teams traded power plays at the end of the second, but there was no more scoring. Sharks held a 4-1 lead going into the third period.
In the beginning of the third period, Anthony Stolarz was in net for Anaheim. Both teams had some chances on the power play early in the final frame, but again neither team converted.
With about five minutes to go, the Ducks pulled Stolarz for the extra attacker, but the Sharks scored an empty net goal to make it 5-1. About 30 seconds later San Jose scored again to go up 6-1.
The frustrations were coming out of the Ducks players on the ice. Sam Carrick and Jonah Gadjovich dropped the gloves. In the final minutes Max Jones and Timo Meier also went at it briefly, both got roughing minors to end their nights. The Ducks dropped this one by a 6-1 final.
The Ducks had a decent start to this game as they traded seven shots on goal with the Sharks in the opening period and only found themselves down 1-0. The problems came in the second period when they gave up three goals in a span of just under two minutes of play. The Sharks were up 4-1 at that point and the Ducks could never recover.
Anaheim’s power play, which had been better as of late, went zero for three in this game. The Ducks also gave up one power play goal against. The Sharks held a 28 to 24 shot on goal advantage and a 52% winning percentage in the face-off circle. Sharks also held the puck possession edge throughout the game(58.33% CF/62.96% FF) at even strength.
One bright spot for the Ducks was Zegras scoring his 10th goal of the season. He is second in scoring behind Troy Terry, who has 11 goals. The Ducks will look to regroup as they had back on the road for a long trip.
The Ducks have yet to put back-to-back wins together this season.
Gibson was sick and could not go in the third period according to Head Coach Dallas Eakins.
The Ducks start a five game road trip in Ottawa on Monday at 4:30 PM.
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December 9th, 2022