NHL round-up: San Jose Sharks hammer Anaheim Ducks to lead series 3-0

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San Jose Sharks v Anaheim Ducks
San Jose Sharks v Anaheim Ducks

The San Jose Sharks are one win away from the second round of the Stanley Cup play-offs after smashing the Anaheim Ducks 8-1.

The huge victory puts their Western Conference play-off series at 3-0 and places them on the verge of sweeping the first round of the post-season.

The Sharks pulled away with four goals in the second period, while goaltender Martin Jones made 46 saves over the course of the game.

Rickard Rakell managed Anaheim's only effort, in the first period, and the loss leaves them with a mountain to climb to remain in contention.

Elsewhere it was a night of fightbacks, with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche and New Jersey Devils recording their first wins of the post-season.


Stanley Cup winner (odds via Sky Bet)

  • Nashville Predators - 10/3
  • Boston Bruins - 5/1
  • Tampa Bay Lightning - 5/1
  • Vegas Golden Knights - 5/1
  • Pittsburgh Penguins - 8/1
  • San Jose Sharks - 8/1
  • Winnipeg Jets - 8/1
  • Columbus Blue Jackets - 14/1

Veteran Patrick Marleau, 38, carried the Maple Leafs to a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins with a pair of goals, while James van Riemsdyk and Auston Matthews also scored.

Nathan MacKinnon scored twice to help the Avalanche to a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators and keep their series alive.

Meanwhile the Devils dismissed Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2, thanks in part to the 34 saves made by Cory Schneider.

The wins for Toronto, Colorado and New Jersey put each of their series at 2-1 with four games to play.

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