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Ducks & Sharks play like it's the regular season
Penalty filled pre-season game entertaining
9/24/10 - By Mike Lee -

Pre-season games are typically about as entertaining as watching grass grow. Friday night's division matchup between the Sharks and Anaheim Ducks may have dispelled that notion. While San Jose came up on teh short end of a 5-4 score, the game was about wild as they come. Think late 80's hockey, where defense was taboo and compassion in the game was a close second.

Referees Dan O’Halloran and Ghislain Hebert decided to break in their whistles in the opening period, handing out 92 minutes in combined penalties. The Ducks took advantage of a pair of Shark penalties that were issued 18 seconds apart, scoring on the 5-on-3, and on the trailing penalty to grab an early two goal lead.

Corey Perry would convert with the two-man advantage at the 4:15 mark, slipping a shot past goaltender Antti Niemi, who was making his Sharks debut.

Jake Newton would get credit for the Ducks second goal 1:14 later, although his shot appeared to deflect off Josh Green. Niemi was partially screened on the shot, but it still counted.

The Anaheim – San Jose love fest kicked into mid-season form, with four different fights breaking out within a two minute span midway through the period. Prospects Brandon Mashinter and Troy Bodie started things off with a knuckle-buster at the 10:00 minute mark. Jamal Mayers and Kyle Chipchura would follow that up 21 seconds later.

Jay Leach and Aaron Voros would cap the under card, before Scott Nichol and Stephane Villeux capped things with a scrappy tiff.

Perry would take a double minor for high sticking 2:17 left in the period. The Sharks would cash in with 16 seconds left in the penalty on a Dany Heatley power play goal. Heatley bounced a shot off Ducks defenseman Sheldon Brookbank and past Ducks goaltender Curtis McElhinney.

Joe Pavelski would setup John McCarthy with a breakaway chance at 8:29 while killing an interference penalty to Jamal Mayers. McCarthy raced up ice and beat McElhinney high to the stick side.

The Sharks would surrender their 3rd power play goal of the evening just 56 seconds later. With Mayers still in the box, Pavelski took the Sharks second delay of game penalty of the game to put the Ducks back on a two-man advantage. Ryan Getzlaf put a shot on net that Perry for the 3-2 Ducks lead.

The Ducks would pull McElhinney for former Sharks prospect Timo Pielmeier right after the Perry goal.

Niemi would get the evening off, being spelled by Harri Sateri.

San Jose took advantage of another Perry penalty early in the 3rd period, when Sharks prospect Tommy Wingels deposited a rebound past Pielmeier to tie things up at 3-3.

Perry would convert for the hat trick minutes later, whipping a shot over Sateri’s shoulder 4:36 into the last period.v Torrey Mitchell would make it 4-4 three minutes later, putting another rebound past Pielmeier after Mayers bounced a shot off the Ducks netminder.

Jamie McGinn and Voros would square off after the Duck took exception to a hit by the Sharks forward. McGinn took the decision after landing a series of haymakers, sending Voros to the lockerroom.

Dan Sexton deposited a Sharks gaff in front of their own net with 5 minutes to play. The Sharks mis-handled the puck behind their own net after Jason Blake applied pressure. Blake got the puck out front, where Sexton pushed it past Sateri to put the Ducks back on top.

Sna Jose would outshoot the Ducks 44 to 22 in the slugfest.


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1 2 3 T
ANA 2 1 2 5
SJ 1 1 2 4
1st period - 1, ANA, Perry (Getzlaf, Mara), 4:15, (pp). 2, ANA, Newton (Getzlaf, Green), 5:29, (pp). 3, SJ, Heatley (Marleau, Pavelski), 19:43
2nd period - 4, SJ, McCarthy (Pavelski, Sullivan), 8:29, (sh). 5, ANA, Perry (Getzlaf, Sevret), 9:25, (pp).
3rd period - 6, SJ, Wingels (Pavelski, Sullivan), 0:54. 7, ANA, Perry (Getzlaf, Newton), 4:36. 8, SJ, Mitchell (Mayers), 7:17. 9, ANA, Sexton (Blake), 15:00.
1st period - Veilleux, ANA (elbowing), 01:33; Ferriero, SJ (hooking), 3:33; Sullivan, SJ (delay of game-Puck over glass), 3:51; Mitchell, SJ (tripping) 7:56; Mashinter, SJ (fighting maj), 10:00; Bodie, ANA (fighting maj), 10:00; Mayers, SJ (fighting maj), 10:21; Chipchura, ANA (fighting maj), 10:21; Leach, SJ (fighting maj), 10:34; Voros, ANA (fighting maj), 10:34; Brookbank, ANA (fighting maj), 11:55; Nichol, SJ (fighting maj), 11:55; Villeux, ANA (fighting maj), 11:55; Frazer, SJ (Fighting maj), 11:55;
Nichol, SJ (game misconduct), 11:55; Veilleux, ANA (game misconduct), 11:55; McLaren, SJ (roughing), 11:55; Mikkelson, ANA (hooking), 14:06; Moore, SJ (hooking), 17:21; Parros, ANA (roughing), 17:21; Parros, ANA (roughing), 17:21; Mayers, SJ (roughing), 17:21; Moore, SJ (interference), 17:21; Perry, ANA (high sticking - double minor), 17:43.
2nd period - Huskins, SJ (cross checking), 5:46; Mayers, SJ (interference), 8:16; Pavelski, SJ (delay of game - puck over glass), 8:53; Huskins, SJ (tripping), 11:48; Sutton, ANA (hooking). 15:54; Perry, ANA (holding). 18:54; McGinn, SJ (interference on goalkeeper), 20:00; Sutton, ANA (roughing), 20:00.
3rd period - Pavelski, SJ (tripping), 3:37; McGinn, SJ (fighting maj), 9:03; Voros, ANA (fighting maj), 9:03; Voros, ANA (instigator), 9:03; Voros, ANA (10 min misconduct), 9:03; Sutton, ANA (cross checking), 11:13; Mitchell, SJ (roughing)11:46; Chipchura, ANA (roughing), 12:46; Sutton, ANA (interference), 18:42.
Shots Saves
ANA - McElhinney 20 18
ANA - Pielmeier 24 22
SJ - Niemi 14 11
SJ - Sateri 8 6
Shots On Goal
1 2 3 T
ANA 9 5 8 22
SJ 15 9 20 44
Power Play Conversion
ANA 4 of 0
SJ 0 of 0
3 Stars of the Game
Correy Perry
Ryan Getzlaf
Joe Pavelski
Referees: Hebert, O'Halloran. Linesmen: Galloway, Racicot.
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