Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture each scored twice to spoil Cory Schneider’s return to the nets for Vancouver and the Sharks won their third straight game to open the playoffs, beating the Canucks 5-2 on Sunday night.
Raffi Torres scored at 5:31 of overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 2 of their playoff series Friday night.
Canucks coach Alain Vigneault is looking for his team to put more pressure on Sharks goalie Antti Niemi. Vancouver’s best chances came mainly from outside in Game 1, and the coach wants his players to move the puck up ice and crash the net.
Whether or not the Vancouver Canucks’ random cheating accusations against the San Jose Sharks are true or not, the Sharks in Game 1 were too fast, had too many scoring opportunities and had a goalie who was too locked in.
Dan Boyle and Patrick Marleau scored in the third period for the San Jose Sharks, who rallied to beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Wednesday night in the first-round Western Conference series opener.
The Vancouver Canucks don’t know who their goaltender will be Wednesday night when they host Game 1 of this series against the San Jose Sharks as Cory Schneider tries to recover from an undisclosed injury in time to make the start.
The San Jose Sharks will have to quickly figure out how to win on the road — at least once in this series vs. the Canucks — if they are going to advance. They were 17-2-5 at home but only 8-13-2 on the road, though one of the wins was in Vancouver.
The San Jose Sharks have searched for an identity on their journey through this lockout-shortened season. “I think we’ve got more of an identity right now,” forward Tommy Wingels said. “We really do.
The Kings wrapped up the fifth playoff seed in the Western Conference with a 3-2 victory Saturday night over the Sharks.
Saturday night’s regular-season finale may not be the final meeting between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks depending on certain postseason scenarios.
The San Jose Sharks made the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs after winning the Pacific Division. In the first round, they defeated the Los Angeles Kings in six games.
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In 2010, the San Jose Sharks reached the Western Conference Finals for the second time in team history, beating the Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings in the first two rounds of the playoffs. But the Sharks were unable to advance further, losing to the Chicago Blackhawks in a four-game sweep.