The San Jose Sharks just want to things go right sometime this season. But they won't.
The Anaheim Ducks won their second straight matchup this season against their California rivals. And Dan Ellis was the impenetrable object, making 41 saves on 43 shots. Teemu Selanne hit in two goals early to pace the Ducks to a 2-0 lead, and despite the Sharks putting up 20 more shots on goal than the Ducks, they could not get past Ellis enough. Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Brent Burns put up a goal each, but Corey Perry put in a third goal for the Ducks early in the third to put them decisively ahead.
Clearly, I would have to interpret these shooting numbers as the Sharks wanting this victory less than the Ducks, who clearly just had more of that heart and veteran grit. Or a goalie having a real good night.
San Jose is now 1-3. Anaheim is now 4-1.
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