After a loss in Game 1, coach Alain Vigneault is looking for more offense from the Canucks.
''I need more from the whole team,'' Vigneault said after a short practice Thursday. ''There's no doubt there. All our players understand we have to get better and we're going to get better.''
Vancouver's only goal in Wednesday's 3-1 series-opening loss came after Sharks winger Raffi Torres inadvertently put the puck in San Jose's net.
Game 2 of the series is Friday night.
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.
''Our players, in my mind, are battled tested, they're pressure tested,'' Vigneault said. ''At the end of the day, it's about making plays. We need to make more plays. We need to make more plays out of our end to get through that neutral zone better.
''At this time of year, goals that are scored five ...