Ducks win in shootout on the road to Sharks
The San Jose Sharks hosted the Anaheim Ducks in what was to be a closely-fought encounter. The game went all the way to a shootout where the road team was the stronger team. The final score was 5-4.
Anaheim's Adam Henrique scored the game-winning goal.
The Sharks opened strong, with Kevin Labanc scoring early into the first period, a goal assisted by Timo Meier and Matt Benning.
The Ducks' Brett Leason tied the game 1-1 in the middle of the first, assisted by John Klingberg and Mason McTavish.
The Ducks took the lead late in the first when Max Comtois scored, assisted by Trevor Zegras and Brett Leason.
Two goals were scored in the second period, and the Sharks led 3-2 going in to the third period.
Tomas Hertl increased the lead to 4-2 in the middle of the third period, assisted by Timo Meier.
Mason McTavish narrowed the gap to 4-3 six minutes later, assisted by Dmitry Kulikov.
The Ducks tied the score 4-4 with 01.28 remaining of the third after a goal from Adam Henrique.
The Ducks won the game 5-4 in the shootout. Adam Henrique provided the decisive penalty shot.
San Jose's record drops to 3–8–3, while Anaheim improves to 4–7–1.
For the home team, the result means a eighth and last place position in the standings. Anaheim is in sixth place.
The Sharks travel to St Louis on Thursday at 8 p.m. at Enterprise Center. The Ducks will face Florida on Sunday at 9 p.m. at Honda Center.