The Anaheim Ducks hosted the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night in Orange County. Although the Ducks have long been out of playoff contention, they will have opportunities to play the spoiler throughout their final games. They were able to take the struggling Sharks down a peg with a 3-1 victory to bring the Sharks level with their Pacific Division rivals the Los Angeles Kings, just above the cutoff for playoff berths. The Sharks can ill afford to lose any more games this season.
Neither team got on the board until the second period, when Bobby Ryan netted his 28th goal of the season at 9:22. Less than a minute later, the Sharks tied things up with a Ryane Clowe goal. The Ducks went ahead for good at 5:22 in the third period on Teemu Selanne's 25th of the year and Corey Perry was awarded his 36th of the year at 19:51 in the third period for the insurance goal.
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