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.