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ANAHEIM, Calif. Jeff Walker Jersey Retro . - The San Jose Sharks played a more disciplined game than the division-rival Anaheim Ducks, which made things simpler for goalie Antti Niemi.Niemi made 28 saves in his 30th NHL shutout, Joe Pavelski scored his second goal of the game during a two-man advantage early in the third period, and the Sharks beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Wednesday night.Antti was great. He is one of the best goalies in the league, we think, teammate Tommy Wingels said. He was on. He was seeing pucks, and he had really good rebound control.We were pretty good about eliminating second chances and boxing guys out. When we needed a save, Niemi was there.Frederik Andersen made 24 saves for the Ducks, who own the leagues best record despite losing for the fourth time in seven games. They were shut out for the second time this season.Corey Perry returned to the Anaheim lineup after missing 10 games because of a sprained knee. The Ducks are 16-7-1 when he is in the lineup and 8-2-5 without him. He missed five games in November with the mumps.San Jose centre Joe Thornton left with an undisclosed injury in the first period after a collision with Ducks defenceman Clayton Stoner. The six-time All-Star has played every game for the Sharks during the previous three seasons and all 38 this season.The Sharks, 3-0-1 against the two-time defending Pacific Division champions, opened the scoring at 4:33 of the first when Marc-Edouard Vlasics wrist shot from the left point deflected in off Pavelskis leg.The Ducks had penalty-killers on the ice for six minutes during a 7:10 stretch late in the period. They killed Ryan Keslers interference penalty and hooking infractions against Emerson Etem and Sami Vatanen.We put ourselves behind the 8-ball right away with three penalties in the first period, Perry said. You cant play that way against a team like that. But we learn from our mistakes.Perry took a slap shot at Niemi from inside his blue line just before the second period ended. Wingels then slammed him into the boards in front of the Ducks bench, and a scrum ensued.I just felt (the hit) was a little late, Perry said. I dont think theres any need to push me into the bench like that, so I guess I took matters into my own hands.Perry and Kesler ended up with roughing penalties, in addition to Wingels interference infraction. Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf threw his stick against the glass behind the empty bench as he went to the dressing room, and was assessed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty — resulting in a 5-on-3 power play for San Jose to start the third.At that moment, I thought the referees were off the ice and I was taking out my own frustration, Getzlaf said. But Im an adult, and I shouldnt have done it at that point. Its unacceptable. I accept responsibility for my stupidity.It was my fault, and that wont happen again.Pavelski scored with 1 second left on the ensuing power play, beating Andersen to the blocker side with a one-timer from the left circle after the goalie lost his stick.It was a huge momentum change, Andersen said. We were so close to killing it off. But thats not why we lost the game. We lost it by taking terrible penalties.Logan Couture added an empty-net goal with 2:05 left.When you take nine (minor) penalties, youre not going to win hockey games, Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. Three or four of those were just not smart penalties. Weve got to stay disciplined and stay focused.Sharks left wing John Scott served the third game of a four-game suspension he received because of a punch to the face of Ducks forward Tim Jackman on Dec. 22.NOTES: The Ducks are 5-8 with a tie on New Years Eve, including a 6-3 home victory last year against the Sharks. ... The Sharks have played nine times on New Years Eve — all on the road — and are 7-1-1. ... The Ducks finished 2014 with a league-best 107 standings points. ... Each team had a goal disallowed because of a player making contact with the goalie. ... Jackman fought Micheal Haley at 3:02 of the first period. ... The Ducks are 0 for 21 on the power play since Jakob Silfverbergs goal on Dec .13 at Winnipeg. ... San Jose is 6 for 20 on the power play in its last four games against Anaheim. ... Sharks forward Patrick Marleau has three goals in his last 33 games. Thornton has two goals in 18. Randy Coffield Jersey Retro . -- David Price didnt think he would be in Port Charlotte this spring. Alfonso Boone Jersey Retro . Future Hall of Famer Ricky Ray is in his prime and back for a third season in double blue. The 34-year old was magnificent in 2013, throwing for just under 2,900 yards despite missing eight games, tossing an impressive 21 touchdowns against just two interceptions, completing 66 per cent of his passes in the process.DUNEDIN, Fla. - The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed pitcher Liam Hendriks off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles. The Blue Jays announced the move Friday. Infielder Brent Morel was designated for assignment. The 25-year-old Hendriks went 1-3 with a 6.85 ERA in 10 games last season with Minnesota. The right-hander from Australia is 2-13 with a 6.06 ERA iin three season with the Twins. Walt Merrill Jersey Retro. . Hendriks was claimed by the Chicago Cubs off waivers from Minnesota last December. Later in the month, the Orioles claimed him. The 26-year-old Morel spent last season in the Chicago White Sox system, mostly in Triple-A. He has played 194 games in the majors and hit .229 with 13 home runs and 54 RBIs. ' ' '



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