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GAMEDAY 9/26/15: Preseason at Sharks Preview + Game Thread

Anaheim completes a preseason California rival back-to-back in the Bay Area tonight.

Corey Perry scores against the Sharks last regular season.
Corey Perry scores against the Sharks last regular season.
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Preseason Game #3

Anaheim Ducks
@ San Jose Sharks

Saturday, September 26, 2015 6:00 PM PT

SAP Center

TV: None

Your Enemy: Fear The Fin

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The Ducks picked up their first win of the 2015 preseason last night, tipping the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 thanks to a power play goal from Stefan Noesen and a redirection by Patrick Maroon in the third period.

Anaheim will give Anton Khudobin his first start in Ducks colors, and ice a lineup of approximately half NHL players and half likely San Diego Gulls.


Expected lines for both the Ducks and Sharks via Eric Stephens, Orange County Register.


Jiri Sekac/Patrick Maroon - Ryan Kesler - Jakob Silfverberg

Andrew Cogliano - Mike Santorelli - Corey Perry

Nick Ritchie - Michael Sgarbossa - Max Friberg

Harry Zolnierczyk - Chris Wagner - Brian McGrattan

Simon Despres - Shea Theodore

Hampus Lindholm - Korbinian Holzer

Joe Piskula - Sheldon Brookbank/Shane O'Brien

Anton Khudobin


Patrick Marleau - Logan Couture - Joel Ward

John McCarthy - Ben Smith - Barclay Goodrow

Matt Nieto - Tomas Hertl - Joonas Donskoi

Frazer McLaren - Ryan Carpenter - Mike Brown

Paul Martin - Brent Burns

Gus Young - Matt Tennyson

Karl Stollery - Dylan DeMelo

Martin Jones


Anaheim split the preseason series with the Sharks last year, with San Jose winning up north 3-1 and the Ducks taking a 2-1 overtime decision at Honda Center. San Jose had a pair of power play goals in the meeting at SAP Center, with one of Barclay Goodrow's pair coming on the man advantage and Patrick Marleau netting the other. In Anaheim Ryan Kesler leveled Tomas Hertl's lone regulation tally in the third period, with Corey Perry netting the winner. New Sharks netminder Martin Jones faced the Ducks in both preseason games last year with the Kings, stopping 58 of 63 shots in earning a shootout and regulation win.

Jiri Sekac paces the Ducks with two goals in the preseason, while Nick Ritchie and Mike Santorelli each have a duo of assists. Ritchie is the only player for Anaheim who has recorded a point in each of the two exhibition games. Ritchie, Max Friberg, and either Sekac or Maroon would be the only players to have appeared in all three preseason games.

San Jose is 2-0-1 in exhibition play, dropping a 1-0 overtime decision in Victoria, BC to the Vancouver Canucks, then shutting out Vancouver the next night 4-0 at Rogers Arena. The most recent win was a 4-1 home triumph over the Arizona Coyotes last night. Of the players in the lineup tonight Paul Martin, Brent Burns, Tomas Hertl, Joonas Donskoi and Ben Smith have all found the back of the net, with Dylan DeMelo (2), Donski, Smith, Burns, Hertl, and Tennyson assisting. This will be Jones' second start of the preseason, he made 30 stops to pick up the shutout in Vancouver.