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Gameday: Ducks at Sharks, Time to Begin Patrick Marleau's Inevitable Scoring Slump

Sharks forward Patrick Marleau is the league's highest goal scorer (9) and point earner (13). Every year, Marleau goes on a scoreless streak, which leads to rampant speculation that he will be dealt at the trade deadline. Let's get this ball rolling for the 5-0 Sharks tonight in San Jose.

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Links: The Sharks Are 6-0 And It's Our Fault

Didn't we have their number last season?


Live(ish) Blogging the Ducks Game After It Ended

Sometimes you need a different perspective on game day, a funny, irrational and maybe even hateful perspective.


Ducks Contain Sharks but Lose in Shootout

"Missed it by THAT much." - Maxwell Smart (probably Teemu Selanne also)


Neale's Notes: Ducks at Sharks Pre-Game

Trying something new tonight ...

Ripped off my buddy Rob Pizzo's 'Pizzo's Points', you're getting Neale's Notes. These are - no joke - random thoughts having gone through my head at some point leading up to the game.

As noted in the game thread, Eric Stephens of the OC Register released the line rushes for tonight's bout against San Jose.

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And now for the random thoughts:

-- Coming in to tonight, the Ducks fourth line has a combined 35 games of NHL regular season experience: Palmieri (32 GP), Rakell (3 GP), Etem (0). Todd McLellan is a match up coach. Anyone else think we'll see him try to get Marleau, Joe 1 and Joe 2 out against them as much as possible?

-- Am I the only person that doesn't like Bryan Allen? Bad outweighs the good to me. He's my goat for the season.

-- How long does Beleskey stay up with the twins? Getzy has always said they needed someone on LW to go into the corners to dig out the puck and be physical. We definitely know Bels has the physical part down.

-- The Sharks have the No. 1 power play; we have the No. 32 best penalty kill. (Gulp)

-- Jonas Hiller has a 4.00 GAA. How long is the leash now that we know backup Viktor Fasth can handle himself on North American ice?

-- I still find it hilarious Scott Gomez is on this team. (And secretly thankful Bob Murray didn't go there.)

-- Too many people on the Sharks spell their first names weirdly: Ryane, Michal, Marc-Edouard, etc.

Links: Lasch and Andersen Back In Europe

Andersen returns to his native Denmark to assist in their attempt to qualify for the Olympics, and Ryan Lash is reassigned to Vaxjo of the Swedish Elite League.


Two Prized Prospects Called Up to Anaheim

In a somewhat surprising move, the Ducks have recalled two of their most promising players from Norfolk.

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