Ducks 3, Sharks 2

Corey Perry, Teemu Selanne and James Wisniewski scored goals, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere looked solid again in a 23-save effort as the Ducks beat the Sharks, 3-2.


Selanne’s one-timer on a power-play rush broke a 1-1 tie at 5:41 of the third period. The shot beat Evgeni Nabokov top-shelf and provided the first unofficial NHL assist from linemate Saku Koivu, who made the initial pass in the defensive zone.

Wisniewski scored a short-handed goal just over four minutes later, putting another one-timer past Nabokov. But Perry had the prettiest goal of the three, single-handedly spinning Nicholas Petrecki around in his tracks behind the net, then flipping the puck up at the last second to beat Nabokov. That goal tied the game at 1 with 2:45 left in the second period.

The Ducks were 2 seconds away from going into the locker room when Benn Ferreiro received a pinpoint backhand from Joe Thornton and beat Giguere for a power-play goal to make it 1-0 late in the first period.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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