Canucks vs. Sharks playoff matchup
Time for some HOCKEY news. Specifically the 2013 NHL Playoffs that begin TUESDAY. The 16 teams that will compete for the Stanley Cup have been decided. The chase for hockey's ultimate prize begins.
(6) San Jose Sharks vs. (3) Vancouver Canucks.
Records: Sharks 25-16-7, Canucks 26-15-7
Season series: San Jose won 3-0-0 (2-0-0 home; 1-0-0 road)
Playoff history: Vancouver leads 1-0
Last meeting: 2011, Vancouver won Western Conference Finals, 4-1
Leading scorers: Joe Thornton, Sharks (7-33-40); Henrik Sedin, Canucks (11-34-45)
In my view the Canucks will need Schneider to be IN NET and on top of his game to win this first round series.
The schedule for this series will come out later today. Boston is playing Ottawa on NBC in the last game of the season.