March 16, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi (31) blocks a shot against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks Look To Extend Lead Over San Jose Sharks

Hiller Fasth In Net

March 8, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sheldon Souray (44) is congratulated by right wing Brad Staubitz (25), defenseman Francois Beauchemin (23) after scoring a goal against the Calgary Flames during the second period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim, CA -  The Anaheim Ducks return home tonight to face the San Jose Sharks for the third game in the five game season series. The Ducks are coming off of a 2-1 OT lossto the St. Louis  Blues.

The Sharks are coming off of a 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings Saturday in which Niemi was pulled for the second time in his last five starts.

Team Stats:

team.teamCommonName Stats team.teamCommonName
27 GP 27
12 W 20
9 L 3
6 OT 4
30 P 44
0.556 P% 0.815
2.22 G/G 3.15
2.44 GA/G 2.33
18.8 PP% 25.0
86.7 PK% 77.9
30.6 S/G 27.4
29.6 SA/G 28.4
53.4 FO% 46.9

Season Head-to-Head Match-ups:

Date Vis/Home Final
Jan 29, 2013 ANA@SJS SJS, 3 – 2 (SO)
Feb 04, 2013 SJS@ANA ANA, 2 – 1

Projected Goalie Matchup:

team.teamCommonName team.teamCommonName
Name Antti Niemi Jonas Hiller
GP 23 15
Wins 11 10
Losses 6 2
OTL 5 3
SO 1 1
GAA 2.18 2.53
Save % .925 .911

Injury report:

Team Player Type
team.teamCommonName Ryane Clowe Upper Body
team.teamCommonName Thomas Greiss* Upper-body
team.teamCommonName Martin Havlat* Lower Body
team.teamCommonName Corey Perry Suspension
team.teamCommonName Nick Bonino* Flu
team.teamCommonName Brad Staubitz Upper Body

*On Injured Reserve

Team Records:

San Jose Sharks: 12-9-6, 30 points (3rd in the Pacific Division)
Anaheim Ducks: 20-3-4, 44 points (1st in the Pacific Division)

Broadcast Info:

TV: Fox Sports-Prime Ticket
Radio: ESPN 830

Breaking Update

*Viktor Fasth will be starting according to Eric Stephens of the OC Register*

Tags: Anaheim Ducks Antti Niemi Brad Staubitz Corey Perry Jonas Hiller Los Angeles Kings Martin Havlat Nick Bonino Ryane Clowe San Jose Sharks St. Louis Blues Thomas Greiss Viktor Fasth