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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ducks lose 1 - 0

The Ducks lost at home again. That makes three losses in a row at home. I get to go to the Vancouver game on Sunday and I hope I get to see a win. For game posts I am just going to post the official Ducks link at night and the next morning post a roundup of what everybody else has reported. So with out further ado......

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By Adam Brady

Sharks goalie Thomas Greiss had 19 saves, including this one on a shot from the Ducks' Todd Bertuzzi (AP Photo/Henry DiRocco)

For more than 55 minutes, neither the Ducks or Sharks could get much going around the net during their preseason battle at Honda Center. But when one of the teams finally broke through, it wasn’t what the home crowd was hoping for.

The Sharks’ Dennis Packard, who is getting a tryout with the team this preseason, scored with 4:52 left in the third period and San Jose made it hold up for the victory. The goal was set up when Patrick Rissmiller took a shot from the right wing that Ducks rookie Jonas Hiller saved, but the rebound headed in front of the crease. Packard crashed the net with Anaheim’s Todd Bertuzzi and managed to deflect it in while falling to the ice.

The loss dropped the Ducks’ preseason record to 2-2-1, and they have lost all three at Honda Center.

San Jose rookie Thomas Greiss, a 21-year-old from Germany, saved all 19 Anaheim shots.

Neither team could muster many opportunities over the first two periods, as the Ducks only got off seven shots and the Sharks had 10. The Ducks only had one power play opportunity in the first two periods, and they couldn’t convert on three more in the third.

Ducks offseason pickup Todd Bertuzzi had several opportunities over the first couple of periods, but was denied each time by Sharks goalie Thomas Greiss.

The Ducks had 19 shots on goal for the game, compared to the Sharks’ 21.

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