Miller helps Ducks gain split of back-to-back shootouts against Sharks


ANAHEIM — Ryan Miller made 26 saves and stopped two of three attempts in the shootout for the Anaheim Ducks in a 2-1 victory against the San Jose Sharks at Honda Center on Saturday.

The 40-year-old moved within one win of tying Dominik Hasek (389) for 14th place on the NHL’s all-time list for goaltenders.

Isac Lundestrom scored his first NHL goal in his 36th game for the Ducks (5-5-3), who lost to the Sharks 5-4 in a shootout here Friday.

Logan Couture scored for the second straight game, and Devan Dubnyk made 32 saves for the Sharks (4-5-1), who have one win in regulation this season.

Couture scored 11 seconds into the first period, the third-fastest goal to start a game in Sharks history, for a 1-0 lead. 

The Ducks appeared to win the opening face-off, but San Jose forward Evander Kane poked the puck away from Ducks defenseman Jani Hakanpaa at the Anaheim blue line and took it behind the net.

Kane’s wraparound caromed into the slot, where San Jose defenseman Mario Ferraro shot it into traffic. The puck got behind Miller and Couture poked it into the net before Hakanpaa could sweep it away.

Stephane Matteau scored eight seconds into a 5-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Jan. 11, 2000, and Tyler Kennedy scored nine seconds into a 4-3 shootout loss to the Dallas Stars on Oct. 17, 2013.

Lundestrom deflected a slap shot from defenseman Hampus Lindholm to tie the score 1-1 at 5:42 of the second period.

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