SAN JOSE -- Michal Handzus was the only shooter to convert in the shootout as the Sharks improved to 6-0 with a come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.
Sharks goalie Antti Niemi stopped Bobby Ryan, Corey Perry and watched as Teemu Selanne hit the post.
Logan Couture scored his fourth goal of the season at 17:15 of the third period on a shot that squeezed between the glove and leg pad of Anaheim goalie Jonas Hiller to tie the game 2-2.
Each team had a chance in overtime. Joe Thornton glanced a shot off of the near post after taking a slick feed from Ryane Clowe early in the five-minute session. And Sharks goalie Antti Niemi somehow stuck his left pad out to deny Corey Perry in close.
The Ducks, with five shots on three straight failed power plays, finally broke through at even-strength to score goals on consecutive shots just before the midway point of the second period.
Anaheim defenseman Francois Beauchemin scored his first of the year with a simple drive along the goal line from the boards to the right of Niemi, who mishandled the puck at 8:40.
Just 59 seconds later Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic turned the puck over and Anaheim's Matt Beleskey one-timed a shot over Niemi's right glove for a one-goal lead.
The Sharks scored the only goal of a first period that was otherwise dominated in shots by the Ducks with a 13-4 advantage. Joe Pavelski capped a perfectly executed 2-on-1 at 9:48 when Anaheim's Tony Lydman got caught up ice. Thornton hit Pavelski with perfect cross-ice feed.
NOTES: D Dan Boyle did not play Tuesday. Coach Todd McLellan said Boyle missed the morning skate due to a bout with the flu, but thought he would be ready to play. Rookie D Nick Petrecki made his NHL debut in Boyle's place. ... Sharks injured D Brent Burns skated with his teammates during the morning skate on Tuesday for the first time this season. Burns has a lower-body injury related to offseason hernia surgery and does not have a timetable for his return. ... The Ducks won six of the last seven meetings between the two teams heading into the first meeting of 2013. Anaheim brought a three-game winning streak at HP Pavilion into Tuesday's game. ... San Jose is the third team in league history to begin a season with five consecutive wins, all by a margin of two goals or more. ... Anaheim returns home for a three-game stand that starts on Friday and precedes a season-long six-game road trip. ... F Brad Staubitz, F Devante Smith-Pelly and D Sami Vatanen did not dress for Anaheim while C James Sheppard and LW Frazer McLaren were healthy scratches for San Jose.