Antoine Vermette beat goalie Martin Jones in the ninth round of a shootout to give the Ducks a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night.
Corey Perry, Cam Fowler and Brandon Montour also scored during the tiebreaker for Anaheim.
Joonas Donskoi, Tim Heed and Brent Burns had shootout goals for the Sharks. Tomas Hertl missed his attempt in the ninth round, leaving Vermette a chance to win it.
Perry and Rickard Rakell scored in regulation for the Ducks. Reto Berra made 40 saves in his first start of the season.
Donskoi had two goals for the Sharks, including the tying score in the third period. Jones stopped 28 shots.
Donskoi helped create his own goal by knocking the puck away from a Ducks defender and getting it to Logan Couture for a give-and-go as the Sharks took a 1-0 lead 3:31 into the game.
The Ducks came back in the second period to even the score 45 seconds in. After winning a faceoff in the San Jose zone, Brandon Montour sent a sharp pass to Perry’s stick. Perry settled it and fired into the net for the equalizer.
Rakell gave the Ducks a 2-1 advantage midway through the second, just as a power play ended. Perry took a shot that bounced off Jones’ pads, and Rakell knocked it into the net before Jones could cover up.
The Sharks snapped an 0-for-17 streak on the power play with a goal midway through the third to tie it. Donskoi tracked down a rebound and flipped it off Berra’s right pad and into the net for his second career multi-goal game.