Sharks recover, defeat Ducks in first game in eight days


ANAHEIM — Evander Kane and Brent Burns each had a goal and an assist for the San Jose Sharks in a 5-4 shootout win against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Friday.

Logan Couture and Matt Nieto also scored for San Jose (4-5-0), which was playing its first game since Jan. 28. Martin Jones made 33 saves, including five in overtime and both shootout attempts by the Ducks.

Max Comtois scored two goals, Troy Terry had a goal and an assist, and John Gibson made 26 saves for Anaheim (4-5-3), which scored more than three goals for the first time this season.

Couture scored 39 seconds into the third period to cut it to 3-2 when he got to a loose puck in the crease and scored over Gibson’s left pad. 

Kane then scored shorthanded to tie it 3-3 at 2:06, and Burns scored from the right circle following a giveaway behind the net by Gibson to give the Sharks a 4-3 lead at 8:04.

Comtois scored his second of the game to tie it 4-4 at 11:33 of the third.

Nieto scored off a centering pass from Marcus Sorensen to give San Jose a 1-0 lead at 12:50 of the first period.

Adam Henrique pushed a rebound through the pads of Jones to tie it 1-1 at 10:03 of the second period.

Terry scored on a wrist shot from the slot to give Anaheim a 2-1 lead at 13:48, and Comtois scored off a pass from Rickard Rakell from behind the net to extend the lead to 3-1 lead at 18:22.

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