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Anthony Stolarz, Ducks defeat Sharks for second straight game

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Anthony Stolarz made 27 saves to lead the visiting Anaheim Ducks to their second straight win against the San Jose Sharks, 4-1 on Wednesday night.

Stolarz set a franchise record on Monday for most saves in a shutout when he stopped 46 shots in a 4-0 win against the Sharks. He has made four starts for the Ducks this season and 21 over his four-year NHL career.

Alexander Volkov and Derek Grant each had a goal and an assist, and Ryan Getzlaf also scored for the Ducks, whose only wins in the past eight games have come in San Jose.

Erik Karlsson scored a 6-on-5 goal at 17:44 of third period to spoil Stolarz’s chance for a second straight shutout.

Josef Korenar made his first NHL start for the Sharks and finished with 23 saves.

San Jose missed a chance to pull closer in the West Division playoff race, remaining four points back of the fourth-place St. Louis Blues.

Getzlaf, who missed four of the previous five games with a back injury, gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead at 8:08 of the first period.

Erik Karlsson tried to pass the puck through his legs after the Ducks dumped it in deep. Troy Terry intercepted the puck, however, and brought it to the side of the net. He centered a pass to Getzlaf, who chipped it in the net.

Grant, playing in his 300th NHL game, muscled to the front of the San Jose net and redirected a point shot from Josh Manson for a 2-0 lead at 2:29 of the second period.

Volkov also scored from in front of the net when he found an opening and slapped in a feed from Max Comtois to make it 3-0 at 13:40 of the second period.

Jakob Silfverberg scored with 30 seconds left to make it 4-1.

Volkov has five points (four goals, one assist) in seven games since he was acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 24.

Sam Steel appeared to give Anaheim a 4-0 lead when he pushed in the puck from under Korenar at 2:32 of the third period, but a video review showed goalie interference.

–Field Level Media

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