Anaheim-San Jose: Sharks Continue Their Domination Over the Ducks

December 27th, 2009 by SK Leave a reply »
Ring Ring

Anaheim speaking...

Hi, this is San Jose calling, we just wanted to let you know—we have your number.

Since the Ducks handed the Sharks playoff defeat last April, San Jose has obliterated Anaheim in the first four meetings this season.

The Sharks have outscored the Ducks 16-6.

Dominating play by the Sharks all around has kept the Ducks off the scoresheet and down in the Western Conference standings.

The usual match-up between Joe Thornton and Ryan Getzlaf has been completely one-sided this season.  In the division match-up, Thornton has 11 points (4-7-11), Patrick Marleau has seven points (4-3-7), and Dany Heatly has seven points (2-5-7).  That line has combined for more than half of the goals scored against Anaheim this season.

Meanwhile, the Ducks top line of Getzlaf, Corey Perry, and Bobby Ryan have two goals in the four games combined.

While it's obvious that San Jose is winning the offensive battle, it's the defensive battle that is really hurting the Ducks.  While this is true of any opponent the Ducks have faced this season, it seems that the Sharks ...

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