Ducks Rookies Lose in Game 2
Wednesday, 09.09.2009 / 2:14 AM / Recap
|Mark Mitera and his fellow Ducks rookies fell 5-0 to the Sharks on Tuesday night in San Jose.
San Jose jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first period with goals from Dean Strong and Kevin Henderson. Strong’s power-play tally at 6:54 of the first snapped Anaheim’s streak at eight straight penalty kills.
The Ducks have killed 14-of-16 man-advantage opportunities in the first two games of the series.
“It’s hard to operate your power play when you’re in the opening days of training camp with 20 different guys being thrown together for the first time,” said Ducks assistant coach Dave Farrish. “I think the penalty killers have the advantage in those situations because the other skaters don’t have the familiarity with each other on the power play.”
|Deschamps had a goal waved off late in the first.
“I thought the goal was good,” said Deschamps. “I just opened up for a one-timer and the puck tipped off my skate. If there would have been a replay, I’m sure it would have counted.”
The Ducks had numerous scoring opportunities in the third period but were stymied by San Jose netminder Alex Stalock, who finished with 25 saves in the shutout.
“We came back a little bit and we had to get a starting point for the next game tomorrow night,” said Farrish. “I thought our guys came out pretty well in the third and did OK.”
Ducks left wing Josh Brittain finished with a team-high four shots on net.
Anaheim’s Rookie Tournament in San Jose concludes Wednesday night at Sharks Ice.