Los Angeles Times

Stolarz, Ducks slow Sharks’ playoff push

Goalie turns in another strong game as San Jose fails to gain ground on Blues.


SAN JOSE — Anthony Stolarz made 27 saves, Ryan Getzlaf scored his first goal in more than a month and the Ducks completed a twogame sweep of the San Jose Sharks with a 4-1 win Wednesday night.

Stolarz followed up a 45save performanc­e in a 4-0 win Monday night with another strong performanc­e against the struggling Sharks. He came within 2:16 of becoming the first Ducks goalie with shutouts in backto-back games since John Gibson in December 2015.

Derek Grant, Alexander Volkov and Jakob Silfverber­g also scored for the Ducks.

Josef Korenar made 23 saves in his first career start for San Jose but got little help from his teammates.

Erik Karlsson’s goal with the goalie pulled late in the third was the only time San Jose got one past Stolarz in the two-game series.

The Sharks lost four of five games on a homestand against the Ducks and Kings, the bottom two teams in the West Division, to put a dent in their dwindling playoff hopes. San Jose is four points behind St. Louis for the final playoff spot.

Getzlaf got the Ducks going in the first after a turnover by Karlsson in the defensive zone. Getzlaf beat Ryan Donato for position in front and tapped in a pass from Troy Terry for his first goal since March 6.

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