San Jose Sharks Deep Fry Anaheim Ducks Despite Late Mistakes, 5-2

October 30th, 2010 by Phenom Jay Leave a reply »
Coming into this matchup things just seemed too perfect, too right. The San Jose Sharks had just come off a 5-2 dismantling of the New Jersey Devils and were hosting the Ducks. The Ducks have been a struggling team who had lost some pieces in the offseason but still sported a top line among the best in the NHL.

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Sharks fans need no reminder of how efficient this line can be, with only 2008 as a painful reminder.

Even with that talent the Ducks limped into the Tank as the second to last most penalized team in the NHL, their 4-6-1 record was no surprise.

The Sharks have been deadly on the power play this season, almost to a fault as the even strength scoring had been so lacking.

Anaheim has struggled on the road this year posting a 2-5-0 road record and looking flat overall.

The Sharks have dominated the Ducks recently, winning eight of 10 and 11 of the last 14 meetings between the two teams.

Antero Niittymaki would get the start again and has been the stronger of the two new faces in goal for the Sharks. Having said that though, the defensive play has been poor to say the least thi ...

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