Ducks inch closer to first-place Sharks

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March 19, 2017 - 2:43am
Never mind that the visitors played the night before while the hosts were idle, the Ducks came into a sold-out SAP Center on Saturday and dictated play en route to a 2-1 win over the Sharks. Anaheim moved to four points behind the Sharks after completing a 3-0-2 series domination of San Jose. Backup goalie Jonathan Bernier continued his stellar work with injured John Gibson on the sideline. [...] San Jose lost the services of top-line left wing Jannik Hansen just past the midway point of the final period. The trade deadline acquisition went straight to the locker room with 9:45 left in regulation, and medical staff followed behind. Jakob Silfverberg’s breakaway goal at 13:29 accounted for the only scoring in the middle period and stood as the game-winning goal. Silfverberg blocked Paul Martin’s attempted drive just inside the Anaheim blue line, broke free behind the San Jose defense, and scored with a wrist shot past Jones. The Sharks cashed in on a 5-on-3 power play late in the period when Couture wristed his 25th goal past Bernier. Joe Thornton had the setup from behind the net 41 seconds after Anaheim defenseman Cam Fowler gave the hosts a two-man advantage.

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