San Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Tommy Wingels finished with four points to
lead the San Jose Sharks in a thrilling 6-4 win over the Anaheim Ducks on
Wingels had a goal and three assists and Logan Couture scored twice for the
Sharks, who halted a four-game skid
“Hopefully, we can use tonight to turn the season around,” Wingels said. “We
were able to find ways to score.”
Joe Pavelski, Tomas Hertl and Matt Nieto also lit the lamp and Antti Niemi
stopped 30-of-34 shots in the win.
Corey Perry posted two goals and an assist, Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and two
assists and Matt Beleskey also scored for the Ducks, who have dropped their
last two games on the heels of a three-game win streak.
Frederik Andersen allowed five goals on 19 shots and Jason LaBarbera turned
aside 15 pucks in defeat.
The Sharks struck first as Couture’s wrist shot off a broken play made it a
1-0 game midway through the first period.
Anaheim responded just under two minutes later as Beleskey tipped in Hampus
Lindholm’s point blast for a tied game. Couture, however, finished off a
short-handed breakaway with a low shot through the pads of Andersen to give
San Jose the lead back at 13:35.
After Jakob Silfverberg went off for high-sticking, Joe Thornton slipped a
pass through the crease to Pavelski, who made it a 3-1 game with a quick shot
at the side of the net with 14 seconds left in the opening stanza.
San Jose continued its frantic scoring with two more goals early in the
second. Wingels got a stick on Patrick Marleau’s shot from the point 2:46 into
the frame and Hertl’s backhander gave the Sharks a four-goal cushion at 6:09.
Perry netted two straight goals to get the Ducks within striking distance. He
tipped Getzlaf’s shot from the left point into the net with 1:08 to play in
the second and then deflected Getzlaf’s backhander into the top of the net 29
seconds into the third for a 5-3 game.
Getzlaf took a turnover in the slot and whipped a backhander over the shoulder
of Niemi to make it a one-goal game 4:20 into the third.
Nieto, however, sealed the win on a empty-net, power-play goal with 50 seconds
Ducks defenseman Eric Brewer, who was acquired from Tampa Bay on Friday,
logged 15 minutes and registered two shots on net in his debut …San Jose
went 2-for-5 on the power play, while the Ducks failed to score on their five
man advantages … The Sharks beat the Ducks 4-1 at Honda Center on Oct. 26.
The season series will resume in Anaheim on Dec. 22.