In true mike brown form he opens the first period with a very respectable scrap with Patrick maroon. The sharks are showing no fatigue from this home and home series with 7 shots on net in the first half of this period. The defense is looking up to the challenge as the sharks have appeared to show that wonderful first period start that they have shown all season. the penalty kills seems like its in good form making the 4th straight kill over these two games. One of the better things to see amoung the sharks top line is when jumbo joe is taking shots at the net. the first powerplay for the sharks in this game shows excellent flow and movement, showing that even if they dont score it is still a very dangerous unit. unfortunately the sharks were not able to find the back of the net on their first attempt with the man advantage. Hiller is looking like the top goaltender we have come to see through the years here in Anaheim, robbing Marleau of great scoring chances on multiple occasions this period. The sharks 4th rated faceoff percentage is showing some troubles but it may be too early to tell. As a long time sharks fan it is always nice to selanne on the ice. Another promising old player Bracken Kearns is showing he really wants his second career goal tonight. After the ducks fourth shot on goal this period it finds its way off of a sharks defender and the ducks take a first period lead. Antti Nemi showing Hiller there is another goalie in this game with a flash of brilliance with the glove hand, his save looked like something you would see back in the old days of NHL. As the period comes to a close the sharks have been the more dominate team on the ice, but unfortunately it is not showing on the scoreboard. Marleau put the puck in the net with seconds dying in the period but upon observing the replay the sharks did not get the puck in the net in time. it is the first period has shown this is gonna be one fun game to watch.