Lovejoy Scores Game Winner in 3-2 Overtime Victory

By AJ Manderichio

Ben Lovejoy scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lead the Anaheim Ducks over the San Jose Sharks, 3-2, in tonight's preseason game at SAP Center in San Jose.

Andrew Cogliano set up the final tally, creating a turnover in the offensive zone. He sent the puck to Fowler, who dished it to Lovejoy inside the blueline. His low one-timer hit Sharks goalie Antti Niemi before finding the back of the net.

Corey Perry and Emerson Etem also scored for the Ducks, who came from behind to win their third preseason game. Viktor Fasth played the entire game, stopping 24 shots for his first win of the preseason.

The Ducks twice battled back from one-goal deficits. Down 1-0 in the second period, Etem tied the game at 2:48 of the middle period. The Ducks forward converted a pass from Devante Smith-Pelly for his second goal of the preseason.

San Jose would grab another one-goal lead less than six minutes later on Tyler Kennedy's shorthanded goal.

Corey Perry evened the score at 16:01 of the second period when he corralled a loose puck behind the Sharks net, and skated to the left circle. His shot beat Niemi to the short side for his first goal of the preseason.

The Ducks head home to face the Colorado Avalance Sunday at Honda Center.


Etem left the game in the second period after a collision with Sharks forward Raffi Torres. He briefly returned before heading back to the locker room. No further updates were provided.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
14:42SJS Tomas Hertl (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Adam Comrie (1), Joe Thornton (1) 1 - 0 SJS
2nd Period
02:48ANA Emerson Etem (1) Slapshot - ASST: Devante Smith-Pelly (1), Daniel Winnik (1) 1 - 1 Tie
08:18SJS SHG - Tyler Kennedy (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Patrick Marleau (1) 2 - 1 SJS
16:01ANA Corey Perry (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan Getzlaf (1), Patrick Maroon (1) 2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
OT Period
02:48ANA Ben Lovejoy (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Cam Fowler (1), Andrew Cogliano (1) 3 - 2 ANA
Three Stars of the Game
Tomas Hertl
Tomas Hertl
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 16:07
Tyler Kennedy
Tyler Kennedy
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 17:14
Ben Lovejoy
Ben Lovejoy
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 25:38
Penalty Summary
1st Period
02:19ANA John Kurtz  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Taylor Doherty
02:19SJS Taylor Doherty  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  John Kurtz
17:28SJS Taylor Doherty  Roughing  - 2 min against  Corey Perry
2nd Period
08:01SJS Matt Pelech  Interference on goalkeeper  - 2 min against  Viktor Fasth
3rd Period
04:51SJS Patrick Marleau  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Cam Fowler
OT Period
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/30/0
Faceoff Wins2347
Blocked Shots1220
Penalty Minutes511
4C. FowlerD0113025:35
6B. LovejoyD1012025:38
7A. CoglianoL0103018:18
10C. PerryR1006021:19
13N. BoninoC00-12016:22
15R. GetzlafC0101021:49
21K. PalmieriR00-20014:49
25B. StaubitzR0000012:15
34D. WinnikC0123017:01
40N. YonkmanD0001022:59
41J. KurtzL000059:55
45S. VatanenD000004:50
53S. TheodoreD0000022:41
55B. AllenD0011022:08
62P. MaroonL0104018:40
65E. EtemR101108:55
67R. RakellC0003013:07
77D. Smith-PellyR0112014:55
30V. Fasth2426.92362:44
72I. Bobkov00.0000:00
12P. MarleauL0101216:40
13R. TorresL00-1105:29
19J. ThorntonC0111014:48
22D. BoyleD0003024:22
38B. KearnsC00-10015:06
39L. CoutureC00-23019:33
42M. PelechR0001211:49
44M. VlasicD00-20023:14
48T. HertlC1013016:07
52M. IrwinD0003022:23
61J. BraunD00-21024:14
72R. SchwartzC0002016:43
76E. HayesR00-10012:23
77T. DohertyD0013715:24
81T. KennedyC10-12017:14
83M. NietoL0002017:15
88B. BurnsD0010016:32
94A. ComrieD0110016:02
31A. Niemi2932.90662:48
35H. Sateri00.0000:00