February 4, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks goalie Viktor Fasth (30) blocks a shot against the San Jose Sharks during the third period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks Hand San Jose First Regulation Loss Of Season

Fasth Still Strong In Third Start

Anaheim, CA - Viktor Fasth had another strong outing last night against the San Jose Sharks. The Anaheim Ducks goalie made just his third NHL start and allowed only a first period goal as the Ducks rallied to beat the division leader.

First Period:

February 4, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; San Jose Shark center James Sheppard (15) falls to the ice after being hit by Anaheim Ducks center Nick Bonino (13) during the first period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

During the first period, the two rivals really got chippy. Sharks winger Ryane Clowe took exception to Matt Beleskey‘s hit on teammate Douglas Murray and instigated a fight and drew a 10-minute misconduct in the process at the 11:20 mark. Logan Couture notched the only goal in the opening frame with just under two minutes left.

Second Period:

Things settled down in the second frame and Fasth stopped all seven shots he faced in the middle frame.

Third Period:

In the final frame, Saku Koivu snagged a San Jose giveaway and notched the Ducks equalizer at the 3:53 mark. The teams exchanged power play opportunities before Sheldon Souray netted the game winner at the 13:21 mark. The Ducks hung on to hand the Sharks their first loss in regulation in the young season.

Game Statistics

SOG:

Team 1 2 3 Total
team.teamCommonName 7 7 12 26
team.teamCommonName 8 13 11 32

Score by Period:

Team 1 2 3 Total
team.teamCommonName 1 0 0 1
team.teamCommonName 0 0 2 2

 Power Play Efficiency

Prd team.teamCommonName team.teamCommonName
1st 0-0 0-2
2nd 0-3 0-2
3rd 0-3 0-2
Total 0-6 0-6

Other Statistics:

team.teamCommonName Stats team.teamCommonName
19 HITS 23
31 FOW 26
6 GIV 8
5 TAK 2
15 BLK 24
27 PIM 17

Three Stars:

Star Team Pos/Name Stats
team.teamCommonName Defenseman Sheldon Souray Goals: 1 (GWG), Assists: 0, +1
team.teamCommonName Goalie Viktor Fasth Saves: 25, Save Pct.: .962, 1 GA
team.teamCommonName Center Ryan Getzlaf Goals: 0, Assists: 1, +1

Tags: Anaheim Ducks Douglas Murray Featured Logan Couture Matt Beleskey Pacific Division Popular Ryan Getzlaf Ryane Clowe Saku Koivu San Jose Sharks Sheldon Souray Viktor Fasth