Thursday, March 18, 2010

HIGHLIGHTS - Canucks 3 - Sharks 2 - F

Just like against Calgary on the weekend, the Vancouver Canucks dominated the first period, creating a multi-goal lead, and never looked back.

On powerplay goals by Alexander Edler and Ryan Kesler, the Canucks held a 2-0 lead after one. After Ryan Johnson scored to restore the two goal lead, (3-1 after two), the Sharks closed within a goal but still fell short 3-2.

The Sharks were attempting to rebound from an embarassing 8-2 drubbing at the hands of the Dallas Stars, while the Canucks were looking for redemption after a 5-2 loss to the New York Islanders at home on Tuesday night.

The Sharks play in Calgary tomorrow while the Canucks await the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday evening.

Puckwatch's Take: The Canucks played a solid game, especially against one of the elite teams in the league. If this game was a mesuring stick, the Canucks measured up. The Sharks look a bit lost and Evgeni Nabokov appears to have lost his game since the Olympics. Sharks need to get on track, Canucks need to keep a consistent level of play and have the Blackhawks and Sharks within sight for the conference crown.

1 comment:

  1. Nice bounce back games for Luongo and Shane O'Brien. If Willie Mitchell is able to come back and play his game, who knows how far the Canucks can long as they don't have to play the Islanders in the first round.