Ryan Getzlaf's 3-point game leads NHL-best Ducks past Sharks 6-3 for 11th win in 12 games
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jan 1, 2014
- Ryan Getzlaf scored his 20th goal and added two assists, Francois Beauchemin got his first goal of the season, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the San Jose Sharks 6-3 Tuesday night for their 11th victory in 12 games. Dan Boyle and Bracken Kearns scored power-play goals for the Sharks, whose four-game winning streak ended. Ryan Getzlaf and Jonas Hiller propelled the Anaheim Ducks into the second half of their season with the NHL's best record and ample reason to think they could get even better in the new year. "We're a good hockey club, and we know it," said Getzlaf, the NHL's third-leading scorer with 47 points. The Ducks lead San Jose by seven points in the Pacific and sit even with Chicago atop the overall NHL standings with 63 points. Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau has built one of the best teams in hockey, but the Ducks' dissatisfaction with their start against San Jose indicated a hunger to get better. Nick Bonino and Matt Beleskey each had a goal and an assist, and Jonas Hiller made 33 saves in his ninth consecutive win as Anaheim improved to 15-0-2 at Honda Center, remaining the only NHL team without a regulation loss at home.