Sports Sharks obliterate Ducks to take stranglehold 3-0 series lead

14:51  17 april  2018
14:51  17 april  2018 Source:   Sportsnet

Sharks hold on late for 2nd straight road win over Ducks to open series

  Sharks hold on late for 2nd straight road win over Ducks to open series Logan Couture had a goal and an assist, Martin Jones made 28 saves and the San Jose Sharks excelled on the road again, beating the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 Saturday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Marcus Sorensen and Tomas Hertl also scored for the Sharks, who gave another disciplined, organized performance while moving halfway to their first playoff series victory since their Stanley Cup Final run in 2016. The Sharks also are halfway to their first playoff series victory over Anaheim, their longtime downstate rivals.

San Jose lost to Los Angeles 5-1 in Game 7 to completely blow a 3 - 0 series lead . It's history in the worst way. Their offense was clicking and the end for the Kings seemed close after the Sharks took Game 3 in an overtime win on the road.

Anaheim took a 3 - 0 series lead with a 5-4 win in Calgary on Monday. Calgary, the NHL's best team at protecting leads after two periods, blew a lead after 40 minutes for the first time in over six months, falling 5-4 to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday in Game 3 of their opening-round series .

  Sharks obliterate Ducks to take stranglehold 3-0 series lead © Jeff Chiu/AP

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Joonas Donskoi scored one goal and set up another to start a four-goal barrage in the second period and the San Jose Sharks raced past Anaheim for the third straight game, beating the Ducks 8-1 on Monday night for a 3-0 series lead.

The Sharks used their superior speed to create odd-man rushes that paid off when Donskoi scored and then set up Marcus Sorensen in the opening four minutes of the second period to seize control of the game and series.

Eric Fehr and Tomas Hertl added goals later in the second to turn this all-California series into a rout. Logan Couture had a goal and two assists, Joe Pavelski, Evander Kane and Chris Tierney scored power-play goals in the third period, for the Sharks, who have outscored the Ducks 14-3 through the first three games of the first-round series.

Sharks use 2nd period barrage to beat Ducks 8-1 for 3-0 lead

  Sharks use 2nd period barrage to beat Ducks 8-1 for 3-0 lead Sharks use 2nd period barrage to beat Ducks 8-1 for 3-0 leadThe Sharks used their superior speed to create odd-man rushes that paid off when Donskoi scored and then set up Marcus Sorensen in the opening four minutes of the second period to seize control of the game and series.

Home › SPORTS › Pro Sports › Sharks take 3 - 0 series lead over Canucks. Alex Burrows and Dan Hamhuis scored for the Canucks, who have lost nine of their past 10 playoff games since taking a 3-2 series lead over Boston in the Stanley Cup finals two years ago.

Kane scores 2 goals in playoff debut, Sharks top Ducks 3 - 0 . Perry scored 1:30 into overtime and the Ducks rallied from three goals down midway through the second period to beat the Calgary Flames 5-4 Monday night and take a 3 - 0 series lead in the first-round series .

Martin Jones made 45 saves, the most for a Sharks goalie in a regulation playoff game.

San Jose will look to complete the sweep in Game 4 at home Wednesday night. Only four NHL teams have lost a best-of-seven series after winning the first three games with the Sharks the last to do it in 2014 in the first round against Los Angeles.

Rickard Rakell scored a power-play goal but the Ducks once again looked a step slow against the speedier Sharks. Anaheim has scored three goals all series, including just one at even strength.

John Gibson allowed five goals on 24 shots being pulled after two periods.

The game turned early in the second after Brandon Montour fell near centre ice, giving the Sharks a two on one. Donskoi converted on a give-and-go with Evander Kane and San Jose was off to the races.

Couture, Jones lead Sharks past Ducks again on road, 3-2

  Couture, Jones lead Sharks past Ducks again on road, 3-2 Couture, Jones lead Sharks past Ducks again on road, 3-2Marcus Sorensen and Tomas Hertl also scored for the Sharks, who gave another disciplined, organized performance while moving halfway to their first playoff series victory since their Stanley Cup Final run in 2016. The Sharks also are halfway to their first playoff series victory over Anaheim, their longtime downstate rivals.

The fellas are back in Saint Joseph, California, and are looking to take home a commanding 3-1 series lead . STL 3 - 0 NSH 3 - 0 ANA 3 - 0 (lols). And right here, in the heartland of concrete, your Edmonton Oilers are leading a playoff series for the first time since we pulverized the formerly Mighty Ducks in

Ducks rally for 5-4 OT win, lead series 3 - 0 . The raucous "whiteout" crowd left on a somber note when Anaheim's Rickard Rakell scored at 5:12 of overtime to beat the Jets 5-4 Monday night at MTS Centre and take a 3 - 0 series lead .

Donskoi then set up the next goal on another odd-man rush when he fed Sorensen, who faked a forehand and then beat Gibson with a backhand on a similar move that led to goals for Kane and Couture in the first two games.

Jones then made a big stop on Rakell from the slot to preserve the two-goal lead and Fehr helped put the game away when he skated through two defenders and beat Gibson up high to make it 4-1.

That led to some predictable frustration for the Ducks and Nick Ritchie got into a scrum in front of the San Jose net with Dylan DeMelo, giving the Sharks a power play.

A slash by Francois Beauchemin gave San Jose a brief two-man advantage and Hertl converted on the power play after the first penalty ended to make it 5-1.

Pavelski, Kane and Tierney scored in the third against Ryan Miller.

Fresh off the two wins in Anaheim, the Sharks were greeted by a frenzied crowd that sparked them to a fast start. Mikkel Boedker got things started when he used his speed to get around Hampus Lindholm and feed an open Couture in the slot for the tap-in into the open net.

Evander Kane dazzles in playoff debut as Sharks shut out Ducks

  Evander Kane dazzles in playoff debut as Sharks shut out Ducks Evander Kane scored two goals in his first career playoff game and Martin Jones made 25 saves as the San Jose Sharks beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Thursday night in their first-round series opener. Brent Burns also scored and captain Joe Pavelski had two assists during a three-goal second period to help the Sharks easily take early control in the series between California rivals. San Jose and Anaheim have been regular playoff teams for the past 15 years, yet are meeting in the post-season for only the second time.

Playoff-tested Chicago and talent-laden Anaheim streaked out to their second-round series leads with two strong performances at home, capped by victories on Sunday night. "We can't take the foot off the gas here," Chicago's Patrick Kane said. "We're not satisfied with the two wins.

But, similar to back then, they're going to need to continue throwing everything they have at the Ducks after squandering a three-goal lead . Share this story. Calgary Flames squander three-goal lead , lose Game 3 in overtime as Anaheim Ducks take 3 - 0 series stranglehold .

San Jose maintained the pressure but Gibson stopped Chris Tierney on a breakaway and the Ducks then killed a penalty. That seemed to turn things in Anaheim’s favour as Timo Meier was sent to the box for San Jose and the Ducks capitalized.

Rakell, held to no points and two shots the first two games after scoring 34 goals in the regular season, took a pass in the faceoff circle from Brandon Montour and sent a one-timer off the far post and into the net for the equalizer.

NOTES: D Andy Welinski was back in the lineup for the Ducks after being scratched in Game 2 for Kevin Bieksa. … F Jason Chimera got his first action of the series for Anaheim in place of Antoine Vermette. … Sharks C Joe Thornton, who has been out since Jan. 23 with a knee injury, took part in pregame warmups once again but isn’t ready to play.

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