Anaheim Ducks Start Division Play Tonight In San Jose

Anaheim Ducks Ready For Division Rival

Mar 19, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks right wing Martin Havlat (9) passes the puck around Anaheim Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa (5) during the third period at HP Pavilion. Anaheim defeated San Jose 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose, CA - The Ducks are geared up and ready to start divisional play, but it will be no easy task. They will start off against the division leading San Jose Sharks. The Sharks hold the second best record in the NHL 5-0-0.

The Ducks come into the game fresh off a stellar debut by goalie Viktor Fasth against the Nashville Predators. Daniel Winnik has been nothing short of stellar either. The former Shark forward will be making his first trip back to one of his old barns, the HP Pavilion, since signing with the Ducks this past off-season. Winnik is in his sixth season and is having a break out year so far.

The Sharks come into tonight’s contest off of a 4-1 victory against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday. The division leader also has a forward with a hot start in Patrick Marleau as he has 13 points (9 G, 4 A) in the first five games of the year.

Team Stats:

team.teamCommonName Stats team.teamCommonName
4 GP 5
3 W 5
1 L 0
0 OT 0
6 P 10
0.750 P% 1.000
3.50 G/G 4.60
3.50 GA/G 1.60
27.3 PP% 37.5
63.2 PK% 78.3
25.5 S/G 33.0
27.2 SA/G 28.8
51.2 FO% 58.9

Last Four Head-to-Head Match-ups:

Date Vis/Home Final
Mar 28, 2012 SJS@ANA ANA, 3 – 1
Mar 19, 2012 ANA@SJS ANA, 5 – 3
Jan 4, 2012 SJS@ANA SJS, 3 – 1
Dec 26, 2011 ANA@SJS ANA, 3 – 2

 Team Records:

Anaheim Ducks: 3-1-0, 6 points (2nd in the Pacific Division)

San Jose Sharks: 5-0-0, 10 points (1st in the Pacific Division)

Broadcast Info:

TV: Comcast Sportsnet-California, Fox Sports-Prime Ticket

Topics: Anaheim Ducks, Daniel Winnik, Nashville Predators, Pacific Division, Patrick Marleau, San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks, Viktor Fasth

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