NHL Game Summary - San Jose at Anaheim
(Friday, November 4th)
Final Score: San Jose 1, Anaheim 0 (OT)
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Marcel Goc scored a power-play goal 51 seconds into overtime to break a scoreless tie as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 1-0, at Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim.
Nolan Schaefer kept his unbeaten record intact, stopping all 21 shots he faced for the Sharks, who extended their season-high winning streak to six games.
"We should have had the lead at some point the way we were playing," Sharks coach Ron Wilson said. "That was probably the best performance we've had all year. Giguere was very sharp tonight and so was Schaefer. We were very confident because we were working hard and we caught a lucky break and we scored. Our power play was good tonight."
San Jose has won five straight meetings against the Ducks and three in a row at Anaheim.
Jean-Sebastian Giguere stopped 31 of 32 shots for Anaheim, which lost its second straight after a four-game winning streak.
"We came out a little flat," Giguere said. "I thought our legs came in once the game went on. We had a pretty good third period, created some things, the game could have gone either way. I think we should feel good that we got a point."
After Ruslan Solei took an elbowing penalty with 55 seconds left in regulation that carried into overtime to give the Sharks a man advantage, Brad Stuart passed the puck to Kyle McLaren at the top of the right circle, McLaren blasted a slap shot that deflected off Goc's hip and over Giguere's glove for the game-winner.
"Well, that's their decision," Solei said. "You can't take that to court."
The Sharks now have five straight one-goal victories, prevailing three times in overtime, once on a goal with four seconds left in regulation and once in a shootout.
The Mighty Ducks nearly got one past Schaefer with just over three minutes remaining in the game when he wristed a shot on goal from the right circle. The puck caromed off McLaren, going the opposite way that Schaefer was moving, but it trickled wide.
Early in overtime, Patrick Marleau and Jonathan Cheechoo had a two-on-none break but Marleau shot was stopped by Giguere.
San Jose finished the game going 1-for-7 on the power play, registering 12 shots compared to Anaheim going 0-for-6 with just five shots on goal.
Cheechoo had a six-game points streak snapped...The Sharks improved to 4-5-1 on the road, while the Mighty Ducks fell to 6-2-0 at home...Anaheim had a franchise-tying record six straight home victories snapped...Ducks forward Sergei Fedorov (groin) and defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh (rib) are currently on injured reserve...Todd Fedoruk left the game midway through the third period with an abdominal strain...San Jose outshot Anaheim 32-21.
11/05 01:40:42 ET