The sharks have come out of the locker room swinging with Dan Boyle scoring on the Powerplay. Antti Nemi is showing why he is a Stanley Cup winning goaltender with a a series of outstanding saves. Bracken Kearns has come out of the locker room looking much the same as he did in the first, looking very aggressive and determined to continue his current play. the Ducks have however kept the pressure on the sharks and have spent the majority of the period in the sharks zone. but the sharks have so far been up to the task. Jonas Hiller has had to face very few shots so far, as the sharks have only put 6 shots on net so far this period to the Ducks 10. The second period has been much to the same play for the sharks all year. It seems they are letting the Ducks back into the game on an even keel. Although the Ducks have seem to change their style of play and pace for this period. The sharks have stepped up on the hits department, not with bigger hit numbers but critical and important hits. The Ducks are out hitting the sharks 17 to 6. Nemi has been mighty busy in the net for the sharks this period, though he seems more up to the task then he has in the past. The ice is starting to tilt more the Ducks way this period and the numbers are certainly showing it. The sharks are doing a fine job keeping the Ducks off the scoreboard. Logan Couture has been unmentionable so far as well as Brent Burns. As has been the case most of the season the sharks third and fourth lines have step up in the disappearing performance of the sharks top lines. Beauchemin picks up his first goal of the season, beating Antti Nemi with his pads stacked to make it 2-1 Ducks with less then 7 minutes left to play in the second period. It was a nice put away as he scores through the legs of Nemi. The goal comes during a Heavy wave of Ducks play. The sharks snap a bad streak of 4 on 4 play with a goal from the now very relevant Logan Couture going top self on Jonas Hiller. The game is now tied 2-2. this game is turning out to be a heart stopping match up. Both teams are giving their all and do not want to end 2013 with a loss. This is starting to look more like playoff hockey rather then mid season play. The Ducks Score on the man advantage. Nick Bonino taps in the rebound and the The Ducks are now in the lead again 3-2. The sharks are pushing right back though and this shootout is keeping everyone on their heels. The sharks are currently being out shot 30 to 24. As the final 2 minutes conclude in the second period Joe Thornton has his open net chance blocked by a retreating Ducks defender. Through this entire game so far the Ducks have certainly made the Sharks pay for their mistakes and lack of execution in their own zone. the Ducks are now up 4-2 with the sharks failing to get the puck out of their own zone.