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Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

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Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks
Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks are having some trouble scoring, but they don't mind as long as they keep winning.

After topping the Anaheim Mighty Ducks 2-1 on Sunday, the Sharks will look to sweep the home-and-home series when the teams meet at HP Pavilion.

San Jose has not scored more than two goals in any of its last 11 games, but the Sharks are still 5-4-2 in that span.

"It's just freaky," Sharks coach Ron Wilson said. "We can't seem to score the third goal, but we have a ton of chances to do it. We just seem to be a little snake-bit. But we're comfortable in those situations, it seems. That's what we expect and that's what we prepare for -- a 2-1, 1-0, 3-2 type of game.

"It's not just the goalies who feel the heat, trust me. It's the whole bench. But after a while, you kind of get used to it. And even though we have only two goals, we have the lead -- so there's nothing wrong with that."

Evgeni Nabokov outdueled playoff MVP Jean-Sebastien Giguere with 24 saves and Niko Dimitrakos set up goals by Patrick Marleau and Vincent Damphousse to give San Jose the win on Sunday.

Dimitrakos, a rookie right wing, has seven points in his last 14 games.

"Niko's been great, and he's just going to get better," Damphousse said. "When he came back from the minors, he improved his play.

"As the game goes on he understands the score more, and what kind of plays he can make at different times -- and he's making great plays. He's a good skater, he makes good passes and he's got a good quick shot."

Nabokov, who shut out the Ducks on Dec. 13 at San Jose, allowed Anaheim's only goal when Petr Sykora scored on a rebound 5:39 into the second period.

"Nabokov's a great goaltender," Anaheim forward Jason Krog said. "But at the same time, I don't think we got enough pucks to the net. And when we did, we were letting him see it and there was nobody there for the rebounds."

Giguere, who made 38 saves in Thursday's 1-0 win over Colorado, fell to 3-8-0 in 11 career games against San Jose despite stopping 22 shots.

He hasn't won consecutive starts since Nov. 9-16, when he won three straight.

Anaheim has lost three of its last four.

2003-2004 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Mar 19 '04 SJS 4 at ANA 2 A. Korolyuk
Dec 22 '03 ANA 1 at SJS 2 J. Cheechoo
Dec 21 '03 SJS 2 at ANA 1 V. Damphousse
Dec 13 '03 ANA 0 at SJS 2 A. Korolyuk
Dec 10 '03 SJS 2 at ANA 3 R. Salei
Oct 21 '03 ANA 2 at SJS 0 S. Ozolinsh is the official Web site of the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim Ducks and are trademarks of Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.