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Tuesday, December 20th (All times eastern)

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (15-13-6) at San Jose Sharks (14-13-4), 10:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and San Jose Sharks will complete a home-and-home series this evening, as they battle at HP Pavilion.

The Mighty Ducks earned a win in the opener on Sunday, handing San Jose its first loss since acquiring Joe Thornton in a trade with Boston late last month.

Rob and Scott Niedermayer teamed up for the game-winning goal midway through the third period, as Anaheim earned a 5-4 victory at The Pond.

Both Niedermayer brothers finished with a goal and an assist while Jean- Sebastien Giguere made 30 saves for the Mighty Ducks, who rebounded from Friday's 4-3 shootout defeat to Los Angeles with a narrow victory.

The Ducks were once again without defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh in the victory. Ozolinsh has been sidelined the last nine games, but has rejoined the team in practice. He is questionable for tonight's tilt.

Rookie Grant Stevenson netted a pair of goals and Patrick Marleau scored once while assisting on another in the setback, the Sharks' first in seven games since Thornton joined the team.

Thornton did post an assist in the loss to extend his point streak to 13 games. The string, which dates back to his time with the Bruins, is the longest current tear in the NHL. Thornton has five goals and 16 assists during that time.

Marleau also has a point in seven straight games, posting three goals and 13 assists in the string.

Evgeni Nabokov stopped 29 of 34 shots for San Jose. Nabokov had won his previous four starts.

The Sharks are 8-3-2 this season, while Anaheim is 3-7-3 as the visiting team.

These teams have played twice in Anaheim this season and split those games. The Sharks have won five of the last seven encounters, including two straight at home. The Ducks have dropped four of seven and seven of its last 11 at the Shark Tank.

12/20 10:24:41 ET


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