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Today, the irresistible force, meets the immovable object, as the San Jose Sharks host the Vancouver Canucks.
The Vancouver Canucks come into this one after playing what might considered their best âteamâ game since they went into Boston last year. They out hit, out played, out fought and stuck up for e...
BEST OF MAXIM
Last night was full of disappointment for the Canucks, but the compressed schedule means it’s a fresh sheet of ice tonight in Los Angeles. There lie the Kings, who eliminated the Canucks last year. LA is struggling, having finally picked their first win on Saturday.
Matchup: Vancouver Canucks (2-2-1) v Los Angeles Kings (1-2-1)
Venue: Staples Center
Time: 7:30 pm
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Headline: Canucks In LA Monday Looking To Climb Over .500
You can forgive the Canucks just a little bit for their 5-1 Sunday loss in San Jose – nobody has come close to beating the Sharks so far in this young season. On Monday night, the Canucks take on the LA Kings, a team that has stumbled out of the gate – a 4-2 win last time out over Phoenix Saturday...
When making your MVP predictions for the 2013 NHL season, did you include Patrick Marleau on your list? You can be honest - I didn't either.
Marleau, as well as the bulk of his San Jose teammates, carried rather small expectations into the year following the lockout. For the first time in a long time, seemingly no major outlet considered San Jose to be a true Stanley Cup contender...
The Canucks are in San Jose today to play the second game of their three game road trip in California where they take on the Sharks for a late afternoon game.
The Canucks, fresh off a 5-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks, look to carry the momentum from their first regulation win of the season into the Shark Tank to face the red hot Sharks.
Cory Schneider fresh off his...
It should come as no surprise that Patrick Marleau has been named the first star of the week by the NHL.Marleau has enjoyed a scorching hot start to the season with a league-leading nine goals and 13 points in only five contests. In the process, he became the second player in NHL history, and first since Cy Denneny back in 1917-18, to record four consecutive multi-goal games to begin...
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- One big check woke up the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. Defenseman Brad Stuart met Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog with a booming check in open ice, and his Sharks teammates took advantage of retaliation that resulted in power play time for San Jose. Patrick Marleau's two power play goals led the hosts to a 4-0 win over the Avalanche as San Jose won for...
Fresh off Friday’s big win over the Ducks, the Vancouver Canucks are back in action tonight with a Sharks team that’s undefeated in their first four games. The Sharks beat the Avalanche 4-0 last night with Patrick Marleau scoring twice. He’s now done that in every game of the year so far.
Matchup: Vancouver Canucks (2-1-1) v San Jose Sharks (4-0-0)
Patrick Marleau became the second player in NHL history to open a season with four straight multigoal games, striking twice on the power play in the first period in the San Jose Sharks' 4-0 victory against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.
Marleau has scored exactly two goals in each game this season, joining Ottawa's Cy Denneny in 1917-18 as the only players to open a...
With tedious regularity, Patrick Marleau scores two goals. Of course it's not tedious at all, it's a beautiful thing. Someone should write a song about it.
He scores two goals in Alberta,
And two in the next game.
He scores two goals before he scores two goals and then...
Well, we're not to game five yet. But he's already done something that hasn'...
The Sharks continue to dominate the 2013 season after blanking the Colorado Avalanche 4-0. San Joseâs Patrick Marleau continues on his 96 goal pace bagging another two in this afternoonâs battle.
Thomas Greiss got the start for San Jose this afternoon and although he wasnât tested a lot a shutout can never be undervalued especially when it is the first of his career...
Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton have found the perfect way to silence the talk about whether their window for success is closing in San Jose.
With Marleau scoring goals at a record pace to start the lockout-shortened season and Thornton at his playmaking best, the Sharks have won their first five games to get off to the best start in franchise history.
They'll look to continue...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Off to its best offensive start in team history, Anaheim approached its home opener just hoping to ride the wave of momentum. Cory Schneider sent the Ducks back to square one. The Vancouver goalie held a scorching Anaheim offense scoreless and the Canucks pounced on the Ducks early to earn a 5-0 win on Friday at the Honda Center. Anaheim entered the contest...
SAN JOSE -- The Sharks' revamped penalty kill was put to a stern test on Sunday night and passed with flying colors. San Jose killed all seven Vancouver power plays and got a nightly goal from Patrick Marleau en route to a 4-1 victory at HP Pavilion. The Sharks extended their franchise-best start to 5-0 in the process. The Sharks took advantage of Vancouver's slow start...
Friday, January 25: The Worcester Sharks defeated the Springfield Falcons 3-1 in Springfield. The Falcons' Scott Howes opened the scoring at 3:07, with assists to Brian Helmer and Andrew Joudrey. Tommy Grant, acquired by San Jose in the Brandon Mashinter trade, tied the game just over a minute later with an unassisted short handed goal. It wasn't until the...
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
2012-2013 Power Rankings: Week 2
TEAM / RECORD
Last Week: 11
Is this 2009-10 all over again? I know this: Corey Crawford has made an early statement to his doubters...