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Surging Ducks face tough test against Sharks

Dec 11, 2008 - 11:31 AM Anaheim (16-10-3) at San Jose (22-3-2) 10:30 p.m. EST

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- The surging Anaheim Ducks are not afraid of a challenge.

The Ducks try to hand the San Jose Sharks their first regulation home loss on Thursday when the cross-state rivals meet at HP Pavilion.

Brendan Morrison snapped a tie with 2:37 remaining in the third period and Chris Kunitz scored two goals as Anaheim skated to a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, improving to 6-2-0 in its last eight games.

Teemu Selanne, who had two assists against the Blues, believes the meeting with the Sharks will be a good barometer of the Ducks' progress.

"We go one game at a time. The way they're playing, we're looking forward to playing them and checking where we're at," Selanne said. "You can't be on cruise control all year. You have to face some challenges, go through some tough times to get stronger as a team."

Despite its sparkling home record, San Jose suffered a 3-2 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers there on Saturday, snapping a nine-game win streak and falling to 14-0-2 at HP Pavilion.

The Sharks have suffered back-to-back losses only once this season, dropping a 4-2 decision to the Phoenix Coyotes on November 9 before enduring an overtime setback against the Nashville Predators two days later.






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    Ducks 0, Sharks 2  FinalDec 12 5:00 PM


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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    ANAHEIM 0 0 0 0
    SAN JOSE 1 1 0 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - PATRICK MARLEAU 13 (MIKE GRIER, MARCEL GOC) 17:00
    2ND PRD: SAN - DEVIN SETOGUCHI 14 (PATRICK MARLEAU, MARC-EDOUARD
    VLASIC) 9:45
    3RD PRD: NONE
    POWER-PLAY CONVERSIONS: ANA - 0 OF 5, SAN - 0 OF 4.
    SHOTS ON GOAL:

    Dec 12 1:13 AM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANAHEIM 0 0 0
    SAN JOSE 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - PATRICK MARLEAU 13 (MIKE GRIER, MARCEL GOC) 17:00
    2ND PRD: SAN - DEVIN SETOGUCHI 14 (PATRICK MARLEAU, MARC-EDOUARD
    VLASIC) 9:45
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANA

    Dec 12 12:15 AM


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    ANAHEIM 0
    SAN JOSE 2 0:00 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Dec 12 12:08 AM


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    ANAHEIM 0
    SAN JOSE 2
    2ND PRD: SAN - DEVIN SETOGUCHI 14 (MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC, PATRICK
    MARLEAU) 9:45

    Ducks 0, Sharks 2  2nd - 10:15Dec 11 11:47 PM
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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANAHEIM 0 0
    SAN JOSE 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - PATRICK MARLEAU 13 (MIKE GRIER, MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC)
    17:00
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANA 4 4
    SAN 9 9
    GOALIES: ANA - JONAS H

    Dec 11 11:13 PM


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    ANAHEIM 0
    SAN JOSE 1
    1ST PRD: SAN - PATRICK MARLEAU 13 (MIKE GRIER, MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC)
    17:00

    Ducks 0, Sharks 1  1st - 3:00Dec 11 11:09 PM