Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/27/13
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. "All four lines are rolling, everyone is rolling and that’s why we’re 5-0 right now," Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic said. The key was stopping the Canucks, who were tied for seventh in the league on the power play coming into the game. Much has been made of San Jose's penalty kill, which finished second-to-last in the league last year. Vancouver managed only five shots during 13:48 of man-advantage time in the loss. “We’ve got to score, that’s the bottom line," Vancouver's Henrik Sedin said. "To come close is not good enough." The Sharks took advantage of Vancouver's slow start to grab a 2-0 lead less than four minutes after the opening faceoff. ...
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