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San Jose Sharks Take On Rival Ducks at Honda Center

San Jose Sharks Face Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center

With a bitter loss against the Ottawa Senators to cap off their two-game home stand, the San Jose Sharks travel to Anaheim tonight in their third meeting this season against the division rival Ducks. The Sharks’ have struggled to score, but have won three of their last four games with mostly one-goal leads (with the exception of the road game against Los Angeles on Nov. 30th).

The Anaheim Ducks bounced back from their 8-3 beating from the Calgary Flames, winning 6-5 against the Carolina Hurricanes in a high-scoring affair. Jonathan Bernier will be starting against the Sharks, hoping to shake off the blowout loss against Calgary.

The Sharks could be without David Schlemko, who is still suffering from a right ankle injury, Tomas Hertl, still dealing with a right knee sprain, is out.

The Ducks have a slew of injuries, with Nic Kerdiles (concussion), Nate Thompson (Achilles surgery), Simon Depres (concussion), and Clayton Stoner (lower body) out. Rickard Rakell (upper body) is questionable.

Anaheim Ducks

San Jose Sharks


13-9-5 (31 pts)

Record 15-10-1 (31 pts)


4th in Pacific

Div. Standing 3rd in Pacific



Last 10 Games 6-3-1


22.1% (6th overall)

Power Play 18.5% (13th overall)


80.8% (20th overall)

Penalty Kill 83.1% (14th overall)



Goals For 62



Goals Against 55



Goals Differential +7 Sharks

San Jose Sharks Starting Line-Up

Patrick Marleau – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski
Kevin Labanc – Logan Couture – Joel Ward
Mikkel Boedker – Chris Tierney – Joonas Donskoi
Micheal Haley – Tommy Wingels – Melker Karlsson

Paul Martin – Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun
Brenden Dillon – Dylan DeMelo

Martin Jones (starter)
Aaron Dell

Anaheim Ducks Starting Line-Up

Rickard Rakell – Ryan Getzlaf – Corey Perry
Andrew Cogliano – Ryan Kesler – Jakob Silfverberg
Nick Ritchie – Antoine Vermette – Ondrej Kase
Joe Cramarossa – Stefan Noesen – Logan Shaw

Cam Fowler – Sami Vatanen
Hampus Lundholm – Josh Manson
Shea Theodore – Kevin Bieksa

Jonathan Bernier (starter)
John Gibson

About Felix Chow

Felix is a proud Sharks fan since he started watching the Sharks in 2010. He is in his second year of writing for Pucknology.

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