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Sharks Earn 4-1 Victory

Worcester Teammates Provide Win Against Anaheim

Monday, 09.13.2010 / 2:41 AM / News
By San Jose Sharks Staff
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Sharks Earn 4-1 Victory
by Mike Benton

Whether it’s a regular season game in October, a Stanley Cup Playoff grudge match or even a rookie exhibition to kick off the preseason in September, games between the San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks continue to involve one common ingredient:


Behind a relentless brand of physical play, sparked by a two goal effort for Brandon Mashinter and a pair of multi point games from blue chip prospects Nick Petrecki and Benn Ferriero, the Sharks cruised to a 4-1 victory against Pacific Division rival Anaheim in the opening night of the 2010 YoungStars Tournament in Penticton.

The three players led the Worcester Sharks to a team record 108-point blitzing of the American Hockey League in last year's regular season and produced a familiar story that was orchestrated by Worcester head coach Roy Sommer, who is serving as San Jose's bench boss role for the rookie showcase.

“I thought we came out and had a really good first period,” said Sommer. “We had a couple of practices and had a system implemented. They played pretty good and some guys had really good games. Those are games that put you on the map, and get Todd (McLellan) and those guys excited.”

The Sharks put the contest out of reach by scoring the game's first four goals.

By ushering a wave of net crashing opportunities on Ducks goaltender Timo Pielmeier, at one time Sharks property, San Jose dominated early by owning a 10-3 advantage in shots.

Ferriero was involved early with the array of scoring opportunities, barely missing on a drive down the left wing and having his wrist shot, ticketed for the upper corner of the net, turned away by Pielmeier's shoulder.

The Sharks finally got on the board with 33 seconds left in the first period on Mashinter's first goal, as he took a piece of a Nick Petrecki blast from the point and re-directed the puck past Pielmeier with a screen at the top of the crease.

It didn't take long for the 6-foot-3 Mashinter, who branded his game as a hulking rookie power forward with Worcester last season in a 22-goal output, to strike again.

At 2:21 of the second period, Mashinter was the recipient of a Ferriero feed and whipped a shot past the right post of Pielmeier to hike the lead to 2-0.

“I wanted to get into the game early,” said Mashinter. “Nick Petrecki had a great shot on that first goal and Bennie Ferriero made a nice pass and I saw the glove side open. It's nice to get a couple of goals early on, and hopefully it can continue.”

The Sharks continued to pour it on with Worcester-bred talent and pushed the advantage to 3-0 with 11:13 left in the period, courtesy of John McCarthy's first goal of the tournament with assists credited to Phil Varone and the second of the game for Petrecki. McCarthy whipped a turn-around shot from the mid-slot that beat Pielmeier along the ice.

Marek Viedensky, selected by the Sharks in the seventh round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, padded the lead to 4-0 with 55 seconds left in the period. After Mashinter fired a shot from the middle that caught a piece of traffic that included Ferriero heading to the front of the net, Viedensky fought through the physical front and tucked the rebound away for his first goal of the tourney.

Nick Bonino, who made his NHL debut with the Ducks last season, got Anaheim's only goal of the game with 16:22 left in the third period to close the scoring.

J.P. Anderson, a right gloved goaltender coming off a 23-10-1 effort in his second year with Mississauga of the Ontario Hockey League, turned in a rock solid effort with 26 saves and earned the victory.

“J.P. Was excellent tonight,” said Sommer. “He helped us out when we caught up ice and stopped a breakaway in the first period and stopped a couple of point blankers to keep us in it. He's looked great to me, all camp.”

The teams combined for 66 minutes in penalties in the game, including four fighting majors that featured Curt Gogol going head-to-head with Anaheim's Scott Ramsay with 13:49 gone in the first period. Kevin Henderson and Scott Valentine dropped the gloves with 9:31 gone in the second perioda.

The Sharks return to the ice for their second game in 24 hours, facing the host Vancouver Canucks at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. The game's webcast can be seen live, streamed online at




1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 34 23 9 2 106 67 48
3 STL 33 21 9 3 100 81 45
4 NSH 31 21 8 2 87 64 44
5 SJS 34 19 11 4 97 87 42
6 WPG 34 17 10 7 83 80 41
7 VAN 32 19 11 2 92 90 40
8 LAK 34 17 11 6 94 84 40
9 CGY 35 17 15 3 100 95 37
10 MIN 31 16 12 3 91 84 35
11 DAL 32 14 13 5 95 109 33
12 COL 33 12 13 8 85 101 32
13 ARI 32 11 17 4 74 104 26
14 EDM 34 7 20 7 74 116 21


L. Couture 34 13 16 4 29
J. Thornton 34 8 21 2 29
J. Pavelski 34 15 13 5 28
P. Marleau 34 7 20 -1 27
B. Burns 34 10 16 -2 26
T. Wingels 34 9 14 1 23
T. Hertl 34 7 7 -3 14
J. Braun 34 1 12 7 13
M. Vlasic 33 4 6 12 10
J. Sheppard 28 4 6 0 10
A. Stalock 4 3 1 .926 2.12
A. Niemi 14 7 3 .917 2.42
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