Lindholm’s first goal lifts Ducks over Sharks 3-2

San Jose Sharks' Tommy Wingels, center, skates between Anaheim Ducks' Stefan Noesen, left, and Josh Manson during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
San Jose Sharks' Tommy Wingels, center, skates between Anaheim Ducks' Stefan Noesen, left, and Josh Manson during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Hampus Lindholm got his first goal of the season with 5:38 remaining, helping the Anaheim Ducks beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Friday night after blowing a two-goal lead.

Goals by Brent Burns and Kevin Labanc brought San Jose back after Rickard Rakell and Antoine Vermette scored in the first period for Anaheim.

The 22-year-old Lindholm held out this season before signing a six-year contract extension in late October. He didn’t play his first game until Nov. 9 and got his first goal in 15 contests.

Jonathan Bernier had 22 saves for the Ducks and withstood a frantic final attack after San Jose pulled its goalie with 2 minutes left.

Martin Jones stopped 29 shots for the Sharks.

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