|ANA||0||0||2||(0 - 0)||2|
|SJS||2||3||0||(0 - 0)||5|
By the time Anaheim's offense got going in its first meeting with the rival Sharks, it would prove to be too late.
Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf each scored power play goals in the third period at HP Pavilion on Saturday night, but San Jose had already scored five of its own through two periods and would hold on a 5-2 win.
Curtis McElhinney got the nod in net for Anaheim (4-7-1) and recorded 36 saves in the defeat.
"We didn't play the way we needed to right off the drop," Getzlaf said. "We can't get scored upon on a faceoff play."
Joe Thornton got his wing men back, and they produced another big offensive night.
Dany Heatley scored twice, Thornton matched a franchise scoring record and the San Jose Sharks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Saturday night.
Logan Couture, Niclas Wallin and Patrick Marleau also scored for the Sharks, who won their second straight and for the fourth time in five games.
"It was only a matter of time before we got our offense going," Thornton said. "We switched back to lines that worked for us last year and we were going to the net."
Thornton, Heatley and Marleau comprised one of the top offensive lines in the NHL last season but weren't together until Wednesday night's 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils, in which they combined for 13 points. They added another seven points against the Ducks.
"Don't get used to it, though," Thornton said. "We're not going to score five goals every night. I think we were still shaking off the rust from earlier in the season."
Thornton had an assist on each of the first three goals, and recorded a point on each of the Sharks' last eight goals to tie a franchise record. Antero Niittymaki remained unbeaten in regulation play by stopping 22 shots.
Of the 21 combined penalties, 12 were for fighting. These teams were whistled for 41 penalties in a preseason game.
"There's obviously an animosity developing," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. "We didn't seem to get involved in the game. There's always going to be fatigue, but it didn't look like we had much structure."
The Sharks faced their first Pacific Division rival of the new season, and the tension created in the preseason seemed to build again.
"There were five or six fights, so you definitely know there's a rivalry," Couture said. "The fans were getting into it and we can hear their chants on the bench. This was a game you get more pumped up for, and it's good when it comes with a win."
Notes: Ducks D Cam Fowler missed his sixth straight game. ... Sharks D Derek Joslin has been practicing with the Sharks for a few days while wearing a protective glove on his surgically repaired thumb. ... The Sharks had 19 power-play shots in the first two periods. ... Thornton has 52 points in 47 games against the Ducks. ... Anaheim RW Teemu Selanne has 91 points in 73 games against the Sharks. ... Heatley has four goals and seven assists in five games.
|Dany Heatley (4) Backhand shot - ASST: Joe Thornton (8), Dan Boyle (5)|
1 - 0 SJS
|PPG - Logan Couture (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Joe Thornton (9), Dany Heatley (8)|
2 - 0 SJS
|PPG - Dany Heatley (5) Slapshot - ASST: Joe Pavelski (5), Joe Thornton (10)|
3 - 0 SJS
|Niclas Wallin (1) Deflected shot - ASST: Scott Nichol (1), Ryane Clowe (4)|
4 - 0 SJS
|Patrick Marleau (4) Snap shot - ASST: Dan Boyle (6)|
5 - 0 SJS
|PPG - Ryan Getzlaf (4) Slapshot - ASST: Corey Perry (7), Teemu Selanne (6)|
5 - 1 SJS
|PPG - Corey Perry (5) Slapshot - ASST: Teemu Selanne (7), Ryan Getzlaf (11)|
5 - 2 SJS
|George Parros Fighting (maj) against Frazer McLaren|
|Frazer McLaren Fighting (maj) against George Parros|
|Danny Syvret Interference against Joe Pavelski|
|Jason Blake Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|Ryane Clowe Fighting (maj) against Sheldon Brookbank|
|Sheldon Brookbank Fighting (maj) against Ryane Clowe|
|Danny Syvret Hooking against Torrey Mitchell|
|Corey Perry Interference on goalkeeper against Antero Niittymaki|
|Kyle Chipchura Fighting (maj) against Scott Nichol|
|Scott Nichol Fighting (maj) against Kyle Chipchura|
|Aaron Voros Fighting (maj) against Jamal Mayers|
|Jamal Mayers Fighting (maj) against Aaron Voros|
|Paul Mara Holding against Ryane Clowe|
|Ryan Carter Hi-sticking against Logan Couture|
|Jason Demers Interference against Aaron Voros|
|Ryan Carter Fighting (maj) against Scott Nichol|
|Scott Nichol Fighting (maj) against Ryan Carter|
|Douglas Murray Fighting (maj) against Aaron Voros|
|Aaron Voros Fighting (maj) against Douglas Murray|
|Niclas Wallin Boarding against Jason Blake|
|Logan Couture Tripping against George Parros|
|SA: 41||TOI: 57:41|
|Saves: 36||EV: 19 - 22|
|PIM: 0||PP: 17 - 19|
|SV%: .878||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 24||TOI: 59:43|
|Saves: 22||EV: 22 - 22|
|PIM: 0||PP: 0 - 2|
|SV%: .917||SH: 0 - 0|
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