Anaheim at San Jose

    MVP Thornton scores his first preseason goal for Sharks

    CBS wire reports

    FRESNO, Calif. -- Joe Thornton scored his first goal of the preseason, and Tomas Plihal got the game-winner midway through the third period of the San Jose Sharks' 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.

    Thornton, the NHL's Most Valuable Player last season, got a power-play goal on defenseman Josh Gorges' second assist of the night late in the second period.

    Craig Valette and Patrick Rissmiller also scored for the Sharks in their exhibition game at Fresno's SaveMart Center. San Jose improved to 3-1 in the preseason.

    Evgeni Nabokov and Vesa Toskala split the game in goal in their latest competition for the Sharks' starting job, with Toskala shutting out the Ducks in the third period.

    Tim Brent had two goals and an assist for the Ducks, who have allowed 15 goals in their four exhibition games.

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    9:09Tim Brent - Assists: Dustin Penner and Ryan Shannon
    14:24Craig Valette - Assists: Josh Gorges and Joe Pavelski
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    2:41Tim Brent - Assist: Dustin Penner
    13:24Power Play - Joe Thornton - Assist: Josh Gorges
    17:10Power Play - Shane O'Brien - Assists: Corey Perry and Tim Brent
    8:20Tomas Plihal - Assists: Josh Gorges and Patrick Marleau
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    2:34Petteri Wirtanen: hooking - minor
    5:22Dustin Penner: hooking - minor
    10:05Ryane Clowe: holding - minor
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    12:09Rob Niedermayer: high-sticking - minor
    13:49Kent Huskins: stick holding - minor
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    1:46Petteri Wirtanen: hooking - minor
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    4:29Christian Ehrhoff: holding - minor
    11:37Kent Huskins: holding - minor
    16:44Travis Green: boarding - minor
    19:20Ryane Clowe: slashing - minor
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