October 31, 2014
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Jonas Hiller made a sparkling playoff debut with 35 saves for eighth-seeded Anaheim, and Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist in the third period of the Ducks' 2-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.
Getzlaf set up captain Scott Niedermayer's tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third before roaring out of the penalty box to score his own goal with 2:25 to play.
With their Swiss goalie's flawless play, the playoff-tested Ducks put an early playoff scare into the Sharks, who won the Presidents' Trophy during the regular season with 117 points.
Evgeni Nabokov made 15 saves for San Jose in the opener of the first postseason series between two California clubs in four decades.
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