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Sharks use 5-goal second to beat Ducks 6-3

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Marleau, Barclay Goodrow and James Sheppard each had a goal and an assist, and the San Jose Sharks used a five-goal second period to beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-3 on Thursday night.

Joe Pavelski scored in the first as the Sharks improved to 4-0-1 against the division-leading Ducks this season. Antti Niemi made 25 stops in his third consecutive win, helping San Jose extend its home winning streak against Anaheim to seven.

Andrew Cogliano, Matt Beleskey and Patrick Maroon scored for the Ducks, who allowed six goals in their previous five games. Anaheim had won six in a row.

Ducks goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov made 19 saves before being replaced by Frederik Andersen late in the second period.

Goodrow gave San Jose a 2-1 lead at 2:15 of the second, and the Sharks were just getting started. Marleau then got his 10th goal at 6:16. Matt Irwin and Sheppard scored before Brenden Dillon recorded a short-handed goal at 16:07.

NOTES: Sharks C Joe Thornton had a pair of assists to move into 37th place on the career points list with 1,233. … Ducks D Eric Brewer, out since Dec. 1 with a broken foot, has been practicing for a week and could return to action shortly. … The Ducks are in the midst of playing seven of nine games on the road. … The Sharks have two more home games remaining in their season-long seven straight in San Jose. … Sharks F Danii Tarasov was recalled from Worchester to replace F Tyler Kennedy, out with a lower body injury. … Ducks C Rickard Rakell has eight points in his last seven games after accumulating a combined eight in his previous 31.

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