Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/27/13
Shark Attack 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) Venue: HP Pavilion Time: 5:00 pm TV/Radio: Sportsnet, Team 1040 Game Notes Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau lead the league in scoring with 11 points. They’re the ones that will make Schneider’s life very difficult tonight. Thankfully, Manny Malhotra is back after the birth of his child to take care of those defensive zone faceoffs. What to Watch: San Jose Sharks As mentioned, they’re red hot, Marleau especially. The Sharks are also playing with newly signed Scott Gomez, who might be inspired by seeing Wade Redden score last night. The Canucks are back in action tonight vs. the Sharks. Get your game face on Kevin! It’s possible Brad Stuart doesn’t play if he gets a Shanaban for his crushing hit on Gabriel Landeskog last night. For his part, Landeskog said the hit was clean. Line-up Patrick Marleau-Joe Thornton-Joe Pavelski Ryan Clowe-Logan Couture-Martin Havlat TJ Galardi-Michael Handzus-Tommy Wingels Andrew Desjardins-Scott Gomez-Adam Burish Marc-Edouard Vlasic-Brad Stuart Matt Irwin-Dan Boyle Douglas Murray-Justin Braun Antti Neimi What to Watch: Vancouver Canucks The Canucks are in tough in the next 48 hours with back-to-back games against the West leading Sharks and the Stanley Cup champs LA Kings. It’s gutcheck time. To do it they’ll need their special teams to be as good as they were Friday. After a rough start, the Canucks scored three on the powerplay and were perfect on the penalty kill. Jason Garrison might recognize Shark Matt Irwin from their time on the Nanaimo Clippers. For all the talk of Marleau, let’s not forget Mason Raymond is also coming off a two goal game. It’s not four straight but it’s also Raymond, let’s not get greedy. Maxim Lapierre is still battling that groin pain, and may not end up playing. Line-up Daniel Sedin – Henrik Sedin – Zack Kassian Chris Higgins – Alex Burrows - Jannik Hansen Mason Raymond – Jordan Schroeder – Dale Weise Aaron Volpatti – Maxim Lapierre – Andrew Ebbett Jason Garrison – Alex Edler Dan Hamhuis – Kevin Bieksa Keith Ballard – Chris Tanev Cory Schneider Schneider starts vs #sharks. Same line-up as in ANA. Malhotra w/team but won’t play unless Lapierre (groin strain) can’t go. #canucks — Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) January 27, 2013 Prediction Easily the toughest opponent the Canucks have faced this year and probably the first team that will actually make the playoffs. The Canucks better hope the Sharks don’t have fresh legs after playing last night. 4-3 in OT with a Bieksa patented winner. Canucks.com Preview – http://canucks.nhl.com/club/preview.htm?id=2012020072 CLICK HERE CHECK OUT THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS CLUBHOUSE TODAY ON NWSB!
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