Ryane Clowe assisted on all three San Jose goals and Joe Thornton had two assists. Teemu Selanne and Shawn Thornton scored for the Ducks. The victory gave the second-place Sharks a split of their two-night, home-and-home series against Pacific Division-leading Anaheim. The Ducks beat them 7-4 the previous night in San Jose.
With Anaheim’s Joe DiPenta off for hooking and three seconds remaining on the power play, Michalek – all alone in the slot – took a pass from Marc-Edouard Vlasic and beat Ilya Bryzgalov with a 40-foot slapshot that trickled between the goalie’s pads.
Vesa Toskala made 20 saves for the Sharks, who outshot Anaheim 13-4 in the third period. Bryzgalov stopped 26 shots for Anaheim.