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game recap

Sharks 5, Ducks 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

Associated Press

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Sharks 5, Ducks 2
Anaheim Ducks 2, San Jose Sharks 5

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Joe Thornton got his wing men back, and they produced another big offensive night.

Dany Heatley scored twice, Thornton matched a franchise scoring record and the San Jose Sharks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Saturday night.

Logan Couture, Niclas Wallin and Patrick Marleau also scored for the Sharks, who won their second straight and for the fourth time in five games.

"It was only a matter of time before we got our offense going," Thornton said. "We switched back to lines that worked for us last year and we were going to the net."

Thornton, Heatley and Marleau comprised one of the top offensive lines in the NHL last season but weren't together until Wednesday night's 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils, in which they combined for 13 points. They added another seven points against the Ducks.

"Don't get used to it, though," Thornton said. "We're not going to score five goals every night. I think we were still shaking off the rust from earlier in the season."

Thornton had an assist on each of the first three goals, and recorded a point on each of the Sharks' last eight goals to tie a franchise record. Antero Niittymaki remained unbeaten in regulation play by stopping 22 shots.

Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry scored for the Ducks, who have lost three of four. Curtis McElhinney stopped 36 shots.

"We didn't play the way we needed to right off the drop," Getzlaf said. "We can't get scored upon on a faceoff play."

Of the 21 combined penalties, 12 were for fighting. These teams were whistled for 41 penalties in a preseason game.

"There's obviously an animosity developing," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. "We didn't seem to get involved in the game. There's always going to be fatigue, but it didn't look like we had much structure."

The Sharks faced their first Pacific Division rival of the new season, and the tension created in the preseason seemed to build again.

"There were five or six fights, so you definitely know there's a rivalry," Couture said. "The fans were getting into it and we can hear their chants on the bench. This was a game you get more pumped up for, and it's good when it comes with a win."

Heatley scored 36 seconds into the game. He made an awkward backhanded flip that eased into the net after he took a pass from Thornton, who picked up a rebounded shot by Dan Boyle.

Couture added a power-play goal late in the period to make it 2-0.

"Anytime you get on a power play you want to score," Couture said. "I think in the last couple of games we're starting to turn that corner."

Heatley scored his second goal on a power play early in the second period for his 55th career multigoal game.

Wallin scored his first goal with the Sharks after Scott Nichol picked up a loose puck along the boards and centered it to him. It was also Wallin's first goal in 90 NHL games.

Marleau scored late in the second period after picking up a loose puck in his own zone and beating defenseman Andreas Lilja to the net for the goal.

Getzlaf and Perry scored in the third period for the Ducks.

Notes: F Josh Green, recalled from Syracuse (AHL) on Friday, made his Ducks debut after he played 322 games for the Los Angeles Kings. ... Ducks D Cam Fowler missed a sixth game because of a neck injury. ... Sharks D Derek Joslin has been practicing with the Sharks for a few days while wearing a protective glove on his surgically repaired thumb. ... The Sharks had 19 power-play shots in the first two periods. ... Thornton has 52 points in 47 games against the Ducks. ... Anaheim RW Teemu Selanne has 91 points in 73 games against the Sharks. ... Heatley has four goals and seven assists in five games.

scoring summary
1st Period
00:36
SJS
Dany Heatley (4) ASST: Joe Thornton (8), Dan Boyle (5)
1 - 0 SJS
04:45
SJS
PPG - Logan Couture (4) ASST: Joe Thornton (9), Dany Heatley (8)
2 - 0 SJS
2nd Period
02:08
SJS
PPG - Dany Heatley (5) ASST: Joe Pavelski (5), Joe Thornton (10)
3 - 0 SJS
12:32
SJS
Niclas Wallin (1) ASST: Scott Nichol (1), Ryane Clowe (4)
4 - 0 SJS
15:17
SJS
Patrick Marleau (4) ASST: Dan Boyle (6)
5 - 0 SJS
3rd Period
04:20
ANA
PPG - Ryan Getzlaf (4) ASST: Corey Perry (7), Teemu Selanne (6)
5 - 1 SJS
11:18
ANA
PPG - Corey Perry (5) ASST: Teemu Selanne (7), Ryan Getzlaf (11)
5 - 2 SJS
penalty summary
1st Period
02:23
ANA
George Parros  Fighting (maj) against  Frazer McLaren
02:23
SJS
Frazer McLaren  Fighting (maj) against  George Parros
03:22
ANA
Danny Syvret  Interference against  Joe Pavelski
05:52
ANA
Jason Blake  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
07:01
SJS
Ryane Clowe  Fighting (maj) against  Sheldon Brookbank
07:01
ANA
Sheldon Brookbank  Fighting (maj) against  Ryane Clowe
14:10
ANA
Danny Syvret  Hooking against  Torrey Mitchell
2nd Period
01:18
ANA
Corey Perry  Interference on goalkeeper against  Antero Niittymaki
02:10
ANA
Kyle Chipchura  Fighting (maj) against  Scott Nichol
02:10
SJS
Scott Nichol  Fighting (maj) against  Kyle Chipchura
02:10
ANA
Aaron Voros  Fighting (maj) against  Jamal Mayers
02:10
SJS
Jamal Mayers  Fighting (maj) against  Aaron Voros
16:59
ANA
Paul Mara  Holding against  Ryane Clowe
17:46
ANA
Ryan Carter  Hi-sticking against  Logan Couture
3rd Period
04:08
SJS
Jason Demers  Interference against  Aaron Voros
05:16
ANA
Ryan Carter  Fighting (maj) against  Scott Nichol
05:16
SJS
Scott Nichol  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan Carter
10:11
SJS
Douglas Murray  Fighting (maj) against  Aaron Voros
10:11
ANA
Aaron Voros  Fighting (maj) against  Douglas Murray
10:22
SJS
Niclas Wallin  Boarding against  Jason Blake
17:13
SJS
Logan Couture  Tripping against  George Parros
goalie stats
Curtis McElhinney
Curtis McElhinney
1-2-0
SA: 41TOI: 57:41
Saves: 36EV: 19 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 17 - 19
SV%: .878SH: 0 - 0
Antero Niittymaki
SA: 24TOI: 59:43
Saves: 22EV: 22 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 2
SV%: .917SH: 0 - 0