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Boyle and Irwin help San Jose Sharks surge to 5-1 win over Anaheim Ducks

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San Jose Sharks defenseman Matt Irwin (52) is congratulated by defenseman Mike Moore (55) after scoring past the Anaheim Ducks in the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) Author: The Hockey News

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Boyle and Irwin help San Jose Sharks surge to 5-1 win over Anaheim Ducks

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Dan Boyle and rookie Matt Irwin scored in the first period and the San Jose Sharks routed the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 in a pre-season game on Friday night.

The Ducks are winless in their first three games of the pre-season.

Anaheim goalie Dan Ellis was busy in the first two periods as San Jose outshot the Ducks 36-7. He was replaced at the start of the third by Jeff Deslauriers.

The Sharks finished the night outshooting Anaheim 49-14.

San Jose also got goals from Douglas Murray, Torrey Mitchell and Andrew Murray.

Ryan Getzlaf scored a power-play goal for Anaheim.

The Sharks are 2-0 in the pre-season.

The Ducks drew an unusual delay of game penalty at the start of the second period when they arrived late to the ice from the locker room and weren't prepared to start the period.

Andrew Murray's power-play goal at 18:15 of the third period made the score 5-1.

Mitchell's goal came on a power play at 17:25 of the second period, giving San Jose a 4-1 lead.

Anaheim made it 3-1 when Getzlaf scored 10 seconds into a power play at 14:56 of the second.

Douglas Murray made it 3-0 at 8:24 of the second when he took advantage of Joe Thornton's screen of Ellis.

San Jose jumped out to a 2-0 lead late in the first period when Irwin and Boyle scored.

Irwin's score came on a power play at 15:21. The rookie defenceman was playing in his first NHL pre-season game.

Boyle took a pass from Thornton and was quick to get set up and score with 1.4 seconds left in the period.

Notes: Sharks goalie Antti Niemi has yet to skate with the team after having a cyst removed last week. ... Last season's backup goalie, Antero Niittymaki, will be out 12 weeks after undergoing hip surgery earlier in the week.

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