Series (Game 5 of 6)

San Jose leads 4-2

Game 1: Tuesday, October 21st
Game 2: Wednesday, December 10th
Game 3: Saturday, December 13th
Game 4: Sunday, December 21st
Game 5: Monday, December 22nd
Game 6: Friday, March 19th

Ducks 1

(11-14-5, 31 pts)

Sharks 2

(12-9-3, 37 pts)

10:30 PM ET, December 22, 2003

SAP Center, San Jose, California

1 2 3 T
ANA 0 1 01
SJ 0 1 12

J. Cheechoo (Sharks - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

M. Rathje (Sharks - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

K. McLaren (Sharks - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

Anaheim (11-13-4-5) at San Jose (11-9-10-3) 10:30 pm EST

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- The San Jose Sharks try to extend their team-record home unbeaten streak to nine games Monday night when they complete a home-and-home series with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in a Pacific Division contest.

San Jose is 4-0-4 in its last eight home games and broke the record set during the 2000-01 season with a 2-0 blanking of the Mighty Ducks on December 13. The success at home is part of a 10-4-8-3 stretch that has placed the Sharks in contention for first place in the Pacific.

San Jose enters just three points behind the first-place Los Angeles Kings after Sunday's 2-1 win at Anaheim. The Sharks improved to 12-5-0-2 in the last 19 meetings with the Ducks as Patrick Marleau and Vincent Damphousse scored goals and Niko Dimitrakos collected two assists in the finale of a three-game road trip.

Evgeni Nabokov made 24 saves and outdueled Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who was coming off his first shutout of the season.

Anaheim is 0-6-2-3 in its last 11 road games since a 4-2 win at Washington on October 29.

Giguere is 0-7-1 on the road this season and was pulled in his last two road starts.