Sharks 6, Ducks 0.

Justin Pogge’s slim-to-nonexistent chances of making the Ducks’ opening-day roster vaporized in a 6-0 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Friday. The two teams will square off in the Ducks’ regular-season opener in seven days.

Pogge was not helped by a defense that allowed 36 shots by the Sharks to the Ducks’ 15, all of which were stopped by Evgeni Nabokov. Ryan Whitney, Nick Boynton, Luca Sbisa, Sheldon Brookbank and Brendan Mikkelson comprised the blue line missing two of its regular-season minutes-eaters: Scott Niedermayer and James Wisniewski.

Low scoring (zero goals in 2008-09) defenseman Douglas Murray had a hat trick at HP Pavilion.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, 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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