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