Sharks-Canucks Game 3 at a glance

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Sharks-Canucks Game 3 at a glance
May 5, 2013, 9:45 am
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Series status
Sharks lead best-of-seven series, 2-0

Series schedule
Game 1
Sharks 3 @ Vancouver 1

Game 2
Sharks 3 @ Vancouver 2 (OT)

Game 3
Tonight, 7 p.m.
Vancouver @ Sharks

Game 4
Tuesday, May 7, 7 p.m.
Vancouver @ Sharks

Game 5 (if necessary)
Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m.
Sharks @ Vancouver

Game 6 (if necessary)
Saturday, May 11, TBD
Vancouver @ Sharks

Game 7 (if necessary)
Monday, May 13, TBD
Sharks @ Vancouver

Vitals

Sharks
Goals per game: 3.00 (4h)
Goals-against per game: 1.50 (T – 4th)
Power play: 11.1 percent (11th)
Penalty kill: 80.0 percent (11th)

Canucks
Goals per game: 1.50 (T – 12th)
Goals-against per game: 3.00 (T – 12th)
Power play: 20.0 percent (6th)
Penalty kill: 88.9 percent (6th)

Probable lines

Sharks
Patrick Marleau - Logan Couture – Raffi Torres
TJ Galiardi - Joe Thornton - Brent Burns
Tommy Wingels – Joe Pavelski – Andrew Desjardins
James Sheppard – Scott Gomez – Adam Burish

Matt Irwin – Dan Boyle
Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Justin Braun
Brad Stuart – Scott Hannan


Antti Niemi
Thomas Greiss

Canucks
Daniel Sedin – Henrik Sedin – Alex Burrows
Chris Higgins – Ryan Kesler – Derek Roy
Mason Raymond – Maxim Lapierre – Jannik Hansen
Dale Weise – Andrew Ebbett – Zack Kassian

Dam Hamhuis – Jason Garrison
Andrew Alberts – Kevin Bieksa
Alex Edler – Frank Corrado

Cory Schneider
Roberto Luongo

Keep an eye on…

Sharks: Dan Boyle. Boyle’s three points tie him with Joe Pavelski for the series lead in scoring, and, as usual, he has been the Sharks’ most effective defenseman in the offensive end. Boyle assisted on Patrick Marleau’s game tying goal in the third period of Game 2, and on the other end, leads all Sharks players in blocked shots with five. He’s averaging an even 22 minutes per game.

Canucks: Daniel Sedin. The Canucks winger was second on Vancouver in scoring during the regular season with 40 points, but has just one assist in the series, same as his brother. Sedin was robbed by Antti Niemi in Game 2 early in the second period in what looked like a sure goal before Niemi got his right pad on Sedin’s chance from the slot. Daniel and Henrik have not had much of an impact on the series so far.

Last game

Patrick Marleau scored in the final minute of regulation and Raffi Torres won it in overtime as the Sharks won Game 2 of their first round series with Vancouver, 3-2. Ryan Kesler’s pair of third period goals gave the Canucks their first lead of the game, but Marleau’s marker with 55.1 seconds to go allowed San Jose to win in the extra session. Brent Burns had two assists, including setting up Torres on a two-on-one rush. Antti Niemi made 29 saves while Roberto Luongo stopped 30.

Injuries

Sharks: Scott Gomez (soreness) is probable. Marty Havlat (groin) and Jason Demers (sprained left ankle) are out.

Canucks: Manny Malhotra (eye), David Booth (left ankle) and Chris Tanev (leg) are out.

Quoteable

“It was nice to stick with it and come out on top. Obviously, they played a really good game and came at us hard and had their chances. It was nice getting that second win, but we have to be ready for Game 3.” – Patrick Marleau after Game 2