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Sharks Fall To Anaheim Ducks, 3-2

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Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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SAN JOSE (AP) — Andrew Cogliano scored the tie breaking goal midway through the second period and Jonas Hiller made 36 saves in helping the Anaheim Ducks end a 13-game winless skid on the road, beating the San Jose Sharks 3-2 Monday night.

Luca Sbisa and Bobby Ryan also scored for the Ducks, who beat the Sharks for the third time—of 10 wins overall—this season. Anaheim won its third road game, and the second in San Jose.

Joe Pavelski and Jamie McGinn scored for the Sharks, who had a four-game winning streak snapped.

The Ducks also ended a four-game losing streak overall.

Antti Niemi made 20 saves for San Jose.

Sbisa scored his first goal of the season, a left-handed slap shot, less than three minutes into the contest. George Parros beat two Sharks to a loose puck and feed it to Sbisa, who found an opening under Niemi’s right arm.

The Sharks tied it with 27 seconds remaining in the first period. Joe Thornton’s pass led Pavelski perfectly in a quick turnaround shot.

Ryan scored his first goal in eight games after taking the puck away from Thornton, one of his five giveaways in the game, for a breakaway, giving the Ducks a 2-1 edge early in the second period.

McGinn went top shelf four minutes later to tie it at 2. Justin Braun recorded an assist in his first career game against Anaheim.

Cogliano gave the Ducks a 3-2 lead midway through the second period when he got the puck under Niemi’s glove after Matt Beleskey left the puck for him in front of the net.

NOTES: Sbisa scored his first goal since Jan. 16 against Edmonton and just his third career goal in 150 games. … McGinn has points in five of his last seven games. … Niemi started for the 14th time in 15 games, and 21 of 24 overall. … Cogliano scored his second goal in 19 games against the Sharks. … Thornton has 55 points in 54 games against the Ducks. … The Ducks won 11 of 15 faceoffs in the second period after winning 8 of 19 in the first period.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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