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Ducks outduel floundering Sharks

Feb 29, 2024; San Jose, California, USA; San Jose Sharks defenseman Henry Thrun (3) collides into the wall during the first period against the Anaheim Ducks at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Adam Henrique had a goal and two assists for the visiting Anaheim Ducks in a 6-4 win against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

Alex Killorn had a goal and an assist and John Gibson made 24 saves for the Ducks, who had lost three in a row.

Anthony Duclair had two goals and an assist, Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist, Mikael Granlund had three assists and Kaapo Kahkonen made 24 saves for the Sharks, who have lost five in a row.

San Jose took a 1-0 lead at 2:47 of the first period when Duclair scored on a one-timer from the left circle off a feed from Fabian Zetterlund.

Leo Carlsson redirected a centering pass from Killorn off the rush 20 seconds later to tie it 1-1.

Brett Leason went through all three zones with the puck and scored shorthanded to move Anaheim ahead 2-1 at 4:37 of the first.

Killorn extended the lead to 3-1 at 5:18 of the second when he kept the puck at the end of a 2-on-1 rush and scored his eighth goal of the season.

Hoffman got the goal back while on a power play at 10:26 of the second and William Eklund tied it 3-3 with another power-play goal at 15:30, but the Ducks scored two power-play goals in the final 2 1/2 minutes of the period to regain the lead.

Frank Vatrano gave Anaheim a 4-3 lead when he scored with a one-timer from the top of the right circle at 17:35, and Henrique scored with a deflection from the slot at 18:41 to make it 5-3.

Duclair scored San Jose’s third power-play goal of the game at 9:30 of the third to cut the deficit to 5-4.

Isac Lundestrom scored into an empty net with 24 seconds left for the 6-4 final.

Ducks leading point scorer Troy Terry missed his second straight game with an upper-body injury and defenseman Cam Fowler was hit in the face with the puck 21 seconds in the game and did not return.

Anaheim traded defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin to the Toronto Maple Leafs during the game in a three-team trade with the Carolina Hurricanes. The Ducks received a third-round selection in the 2025 NHL Draft from the Maple Leafs.

–Field Level Media

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