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San Jose Sharks
Once in a while, as if to show us that no game is gravely important, the hockey gods take over and have some fun.
The Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks were powerless to stop their folly Thursday in a game that featured goals bizarre, grotesque and comical. The Canucks, at least, could laugh along with the gods as they beat the Sharks 4-2 to end a nine-game losing streak against their National Hockey League rivals.
And the Canucks deserved this one, too. They were better than Sharks from the opening faceoff, quicker and stronger to pucks and far superior territorially. Vancouver was so good defensively, San Jose generated just 11 shots through two periods and the Sharks' best line was Andrew Desjardins, Tyler Kennedy and Mike Brown.
The Canucks force-fed the Sharks just their second outright loss this season and by doing so caught them in the Pacific Division standings, although San Jose has played two fewer games.
But what this game will be remembered for are the wacky,...
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The Vancouver Canucks take on the Sharks for the third time this season tonight at the SAP Center in San Jose. The Sharks have lost three straight heading into tonight’s action but have dominated the Canucks so far this season.
With the odds stacked against the visitors, below are five keys to tonight’s...
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The Vancouver Canucks played one of their best games of the season on Thursday, taking down the San Jose Sharks for the first time in ten games.
The Sharks also carried a seven-game unbeaten streak into Thursday’s matchup, but couldn’t capitalize on a lucky bounce to keep the streak alive.
Love ‘em and hate ‘em the following...
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During the Pavel Bure jersey retirement on Saturday, a smattering of boos was reserved for Canucks’ general manager Mike Gillis (most had the good sense not to boo, but the booing was noticeable). Booing the most successful general manager in Canucks history (while giving a standing ovation to a much less successful former general manager, Pat Quinn...
Rivalry? Says who?
It’s not a rivalry until the other teams goon rips off a jersey, shreds an under shirt and a little bit of hair is pulled. That’s right, for those of you who missed the obvious reference; it was a game in Chicago in 2009 that really started the Canucks and Blackhawks rivalry.
4 years later and not quite the playoff history the Canucks and Blackhawks have,...
San Francisco, CA–Tonight after being on the road for the first three weeks of the 2013-2014 ECHL season, the San Francisco Bulls finally returned home to it’s fan’s to take on the Bakersfield Condors. During that span away from the Cow Palace, the Bulls registered a 2-5-1-0 record. Tonight’s contest, is only the Bulls second home opener in their young franchise history....
The Vancouver Canucks played a perfectly reasonable road game against the Coyotes on Nov. 5 – it was slow, boring and mostly safe.
It’s hard to assess blame in a 3-2 shootout loss on the road but the game came down to a few minor errors.
Despite the loss, there were quite a few positive to come from the trip the desert. Ryan Kesler scored one of the nicest...
Dan Hamhuis won the lottery. But it’s the Vancouver Canucks’ power play that needs to cash in.
With a rare man-advantage goal in Tuesday’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Phoenix Coyotes, the Canucks will stick for now with coach John Tortorella’s new power-play formation. It looks a lot like one of old coach Alain Vigneault’s power-play formations: four forwards and a lone defenceman...
Antti Niemi has started 15 of the Sharks’ 16 games, and is second in the NHL in minutes played.
He started the season with a 9-1-1 record, 1.53 goals-against average and .933 save percentage, but in his last four games, he's 0-1-3 with a 4.09 GAA and .842 SP.
He’s also allowed some goals that he was routinely stopping earlier in the year, as the Sharks saw their losing...
from David Pollak of the Mercury News,
The Sharks looked more out of sync than anytime this season Thursday night in falling to the Vancouver Canucks in a game that didn't seem as close as its 4-2 score.
And coach Todd McLellan had no shortage of places to point his finger in explaining why his team's nine-game winning streak over Vancouver did not reach double digits...
Chris Higgins had a goal and an assist and Roberto Luongo made 22 saves to help the Vancouver Canucks snap a nine-game losing streak to the San Jose Sharks with a 4-2 victory on Thursday night.
Brad Richardson, Mike Santorelli and Zack Kassian also scored for the Canucks, who had lost all five regular season meetings between the teams the past two seasons and were swept by San Jose...
John Tortorella looked like a New York City traffic cop Wednesday.
Standing at centre ice while waving his hands and then pointing in different directions with his stick, the vocal Vancouver Canucks coach was giving a new-look power play some new practice options.
With Alex Burrows joining the first unit with Ryan Kesler, Henrik and Daniel Sedin while Dan Hamhuis manned the point...
San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan clearly wasn't happy with his team's performance against one of the NHL's worst clubs, even if it may have gotten robbed of a victory due to a blown call.
He hasn't had much to be displeased about after San Jose's recent matchups with the Vancouver Canucks, though.
The Sharks look to end a three-game losing streak Thursday...
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Though the San Jose Sharks have earned a point in all but two games this season, some collective frustration has grown during their current rough stretch.
Winless in four straight contests, the Sharks hope to turn things around in the opener of a five-game road trip Sunday night against the Winnipeg Jets.
San Jose (10-2-4) got off to a strong start, but there is concern with the...