|ANA||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||1|
|SJS||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||2|
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.
|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|
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