NHL Game Summary - San Jose at Anaheim|
(Friday, March 2nd)
Final Score: Anaheim 3, San Jose 1
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Dustin Penner, Chris Kunitz and Chris Pronger
each scored and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 30 saves as the Anaheim Ducks
downed the reeling San Jose Sharks, 3-1.
Andy McDonald finished with two assists for the Ducks, who won for the third
time in their last four games.
Craig Rivet, making his San Jose debut, scored the lone goal while Evgeni
Nabokov ended with 22 saves for the Sharks, who have dropped four straight.
"When you have a game like this, you have to take a little bit less
penalties," said Nabokov. "We have to find a way to play against them better.
That was the difference in the game."
The Ducks struck exactly five minutes into the opening period with Penner's
goal on an Anaheim power play. Then, with 1:31 left in the first, McDonald
found Kunitz wide-open in front of the San Jose for a 2-0 Ducks lead.
After a scoreless middle stanza, the Sharks got on the board 3:55 into the
third when Rivet lofted a shot from the right-point that snuck past Giguere.
Anaheim, however, restored its two-goal lead with 6:10 left in the third as
Pronger rifled a one-timer from the high slot for a power-play goal.
"As the games get tighter and the intensity increases, (penalties) are going
to be a the forefront again," said San Jose head coach Randy Carlyle. "We got
a power play to get us going and then when they scored and the pressure was
coming, we got an opportunity and Pronger found the back of the net."
San Jose acquired Rivet from the Canadiens on Sunday, but the defenseman was
unavailable until Friday because of an illness...The Ducks went 2-for-5 on the
power play, while San Jose squandered six chances with the man-advantage.
03/03 01:36:31 ET