Anaheim
Ducks
47-27-8
San Jose
Sharks
49-23-10

16 SOG
20 SOG
1st2nd3rdT
ANA
SJS
game recap

Ducks 2, Sharks 0

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 11:12 PM

Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 20 saves in his first shutout of the season, and Corey Perry and Bobby Ryan each scored goals for the Ducks in a 2-0 victory over San Jose on Tuesday night.

Giguere's shutout was the 26th of his career for the Ducks, who beat San Jose for the third time in four meetings this season. Scott Niedermayer picked up an assist in his second game since returning to the Ducks, leading a strong defensive game to shut out the Sharks for the first time all season.

San Jose Sharks defenseman Rob Davison (5) is unable to score past Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere (35) in the first period on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, in San Jose, CA. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Two nights after Joe Thornton's shootout goal beat the Ducks in Anaheim, the clubs traded punches and hard checks in another entertaining chapter in one of the NHL's most competitive rivalries. The California clubs, whose previous three meetings all went to shootouts, will get their third matchup in seven days Saturday night in San Jose.

Evgeni Nabokov stopped 14 shots for the Sharks, who have lost two of three straight key division games to fall out of first place.

Anaheim won for just the second time in six games, while San Jose lost for only the third time in 10.

Mike Grier, the Sharks' top defensive forward, twice came agonizingly close to scoring midway through the first period - the first time on a breakaway, and the second time when his rebound shot skittered along the goal line before two Ducks saved it behind Giguere.

Perry scored early in the second period when San Jose defenseman Doug Murray lost track of him, allowing Chris Kunitz to hit him with a perfect cross-ice pass. Ryan scored on a similar rush late in the second period, converting Todd Marchant's pass behind Murray.

The teams played a chippy game in Anaheim two nights earlier, and the bad feelings continued when San Jose's Kyle McLaren crushed Francois Beauchemin with a second-period check. Anaheim enforcer George Parros won a fight with Rob Davison moments earlier, and the two spent part of their time in the penalty box yelling at each other through the gaps in the glass.

Notes: Sharks D Matt Carle was a healthy scratch for the fourth time in five games. Coach Ron Wilson has been unhappy with the former Hobey Baker Award winner's inconsistent play. ... Anaheim D Kent Huskins returned to the lineup after missing six games with a bruised knee. Shane Hnidy was scratched. ... San Jose, which has the NHL's best road record, fell to 6-8-2 at home.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
02:40
ANA
Corey Perry (18) Slapshot - ASST: Chris Kunitz (12), Sean O'Donnell (3)
1 - 0 ANA
17:28
ANA
PPG - Bobby Ryan (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Todd Marchant (3), Scott Niedermayer (1)
2 - 0 ANA
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
02:38
SJS
Kyle McLaren  Roughing against  Ryan Getzlaf
08:11
SJS
Kyle McLaren  Slashing against  Samuel Pahlsson
15:08
ANA
Chris Pronger  Hi-sticking against  Rob Davison
2nd Period
05:39
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Holding against  Marc-Edouard Vlasic
09:22
ANA
Ryan Carter  Roughing against  Rob Davison
09:22
SJS
Rob Davison  Roughing against  Ryan Carter
12:32
SJS
Rob Davison  Fighting (maj) against  George Parros
12:32
ANA
George Parros  Fighting (maj) against  Rob Davison
15:23
ANA
Chris Kunitz  Elbowing against  Kyle McLaren
16:25
SJS
Christian Ehrhoff  Hooking against  Travis Moen
17:28
SJS
Craig Rivet  Hooking against  Bobby Ryan
18:35
ANA
Todd Bertuzzi  Holding the stick against  Kyle McLaren
3rd Period
03:36
SJS
Craig Rivet  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan Carter
03:36
SJS
Evgeni Nabokov  Slashing against  George Parros
03:36
ANA
Ryan Carter  Fighting (maj) against  Craig Rivet
03:36
ANA
Kent Huskins  Roughing against  Patrick Rissmiller
03:36
SJS
Craig Rivet  Roughing against  Ryan Carter
14:04
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Hooking against  Steve Bernier
goalie stats
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
SA: 20TOI: 60:00
Saves: 20EV: 11 - 11
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: 1.000SH: 7 - 7
Evgeni Nabokov
Evgeni Nabokov
SA: 16TOI: 58:31
Saves: 14EV: 7 - 8
PIM: 2PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .875SH: 0 - 0

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