Anaheim 2, San Jose 1

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, February 4, 2013 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Jose 7-1-0-1 5-0-0-1 2-1-0-0 L2
Anaheim 6-1-0-1 4-1-0-0 2-0-0-1 W3

Recap


Ducks 2, Sharks 1: Defenseman Sheldon Souray snapped a tie with 6:39 remaining in the third period as host Anaheim rallied to hand San Jose its first regulation loss of the season.

Saku Koivu also scored and Viktor Fasth made 25 saves for the Ducks, who avenged a shootout loss in San Jose last Tuesday and completed a perfect three-game homestand.

Logan Couture scored and Thomas Greiss stopped 30 shots for San Jose, which is 0-1-1 in its last two games after beginning the season with seven straight wins.

Trailing 1-0 after two periods, Anaheim turned the game around with the help of a weird bounce and a deflection. San Jose's Tommy Wingels attempted to wrap a pass in his own zone around the boards from the left side of the net, but the puck caromed off the end boards and into the crease, where Koivu tapped it past an unsuspecting Greiss 3:53 into the third to tie the game.

Souray put the Ducks ahead when his shot from the left point deflected off Scott Gomez's stick and into the net.

The Sharks struck first as Couture scored his sixth goal with 1:52 remaining in the opening period. Fasth made the save after Andrew Desjardins' slap shot from along the left-wing boards deflected off a defender, but Couture grabbed the rebound on the doorstep and backhanded it into the net.

San Jose defenseman Jason Demers made the save of the night with 7 1/2 minutes left in the second period, knocking the puck away with the blade of his stick just before Andrew Cogliano's shot crossed the goal line.

GAME NOTEBOOK: San Jose killed off all six of its penalties, extending its streak to 27 over the last six games. ... Sharks LW Ryane Clowe collected 17 penalty minutes. He leads the league with 56. ... The Ducks begin a six-game road trip Wednesday at Colorado. ... Sharks Cs Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau have each gone three games without a point after starting the season with six-game point streaks.

Top Game Performances

San Jose   Anaheim
Logan Couture 1 Points Saku Koivu 1
Logan Couture 1 Goals Saku Koivu 1
Andrew Desjardins 1 Assists Francois Beauchemin 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Thomas Greiss .938 Save Percentage Viktor Fasth .962
Thomas Greiss 30 Saves Viktor Fasth 25

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
San Jose 26 1 0-6 6-6 27 31
Anaheim 32 2 0-6 6-6 17 26

Upcoming Games

  • Anaheim will play their next game on the road against Anaheim . The Ducks have a W/L % of .600 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • San Jose will play their next game at home against Chicago . The Sharks have a W/L % of .857 after a win and .000 after a loss.