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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 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67


J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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