Marleau, Noesen Each Score 2 as Sharks Top Ducks 4-2
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Patrick Marleau and Stefan Noesen each scored twice, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 Monday night.
Marleau moved past Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur and into a tie with Modano for 25th place on the NHL’s career list with 561 goals. The 40-year-old also moved past Rod Brind’Amour for 50th on the all-time points list with 1,185 — including 1,101 with the Sharks.
Erik Karlsson had an assist for his 600th career point to help San Jose end a three-game skid. Aaron Dell stopped 26 shots.
Ondrej Kase and Nick Ritchie scored for Anaheim, which was seeking its first three-game winning streak since winning its first three to start the season. The Ducks have lost eight of their last 11 (3-7-1). John Gibson finished with 27 saves.
Noesen scored multiple goals for the third time in his career, and second time against Anaheim. He scored his third goal on a tip-in off Joel Kellman’s shot less than two minutes into the game.
Marleau scored an unassisted goal at 4:35 to make it 2-0.
The Ducks pulled to 2-1 on a short-handed goal midway through the second when Kase slipped the puck past Dell on a breakaway for his sixth.
Marleau scored his second of the game and 10th of the season late in the second and Noesen scored his fourth at 2:28 of the third.
Ritchie scored his fourth goal on power play with 1:52 left in the third.
NOTES: Ducks F Ritchie was back in the lineup after missing 19 games with an MCL sprain. … F Jakob Silfverberg missed Monday’s game to be with his wife for the birth of their child. … Dell made his sixth start in seven games. … G Martin Jones will start Wednesday’s game for San Jose against Vancouver. … The Sharks wore jerseys with “Gilroy Strong” inscribed during warm-ups to honour those impacted by last summer’s Gilroy Garlic Festival mass shooting. … Karlsson has nine points in his last nine games.
Ducks: Host Arizona on Wednesday night.
Sharks: Host Vancouver on Wednesday night.
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Gideon Rubin, The Associated Press
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