Anaheim 3, San Jose 2

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, December 26, 2011 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Anaheim 10-19-2-4 7-9-1-0 3-10-1-4 W1
San Jose 19-11-2-1 12-7-1-0 7-4-1-1 L1

Recap

Andrew Cogliano scored midway through the second period to snap a tie and Jonas Hiller turned aside 36 shots as the Anaheim Ducks ended a 13-game road losing skid with a 3-2 triumph over the San Jose Sharks on Monday.

Defenseman Luca Sbisa netted his first goal of the season and Bobby Ryan also tallied for Anaheim, which won for just the sixth time in 30 games and improved to 3-10-5 away from home this season. The road victory was the Ducks' first since Oct. 27.

After the teams traded goals in the first period, Ryan took advantage of Joe Thornton's giveaway and beat Antti Niemi on a breakaway at 3:42 of the second.

Jamie McGinn leveled the contest 3 1/2 minutes later, but Cogliano gave Anaheim its third lead of the game by wristing a shot past Niemi and inside the far post for first goal since Dec. 2.

Hiller did the rest from there, including turning away 18 shots in the third period to deny the Sharks a chance to claim sole possession of first place in the Pacific Division. San Jose and Dallas remained tied with 41 points.

Joe Pavelski pulled into a share of the team lead with his 15th goal and Niemi finished with 20 saves for San Jose, which fell to 4-1-0 on its current six-game homestand.

Top Game Performances

Anaheim   San Jose
Andrew Cogliano 1 Points Jamie McGinn 1
Andrew Cogliano 1 Goals Jamie McGinn 1
Matt Beleskey 1 Assists Justin Braun 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonas Hiller .947 Save Percentage Antti Niemi .870
Jonas Hiller 36 Saves Antti Niemi 20

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 23 3 0-2 2-2 9 24
San Jose 38 2 0-2 2-2 9 25

Upcoming Games

  • San Jose will play their next game at home against Vancouver . The Sharks have a W/L % of .579 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play their next game at home against Vancouver . The Ducks have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .269 after a loss.
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