NHL Game Summary - San Jose at Vancouver|
(Tuesday, March 5th)
Final Score: San Jose 3, Vancouver 2 (SO)
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Joe Pavelski scored in the fourth round of
the shootout to lift the San Jose Sharks over the Vancouver Canucks, 3-2, on
Scott Gomez and Adam Burish scored in regulation for the Sharks, who have won
three of four. Antti Niemi made 36 saves.
Henrik Sedin and Jannik Hansen lit the lamp for the Canucks, who have dropped
four of five. Cory Schneider stopped 28-of-30 shots.
Gomez scored his first goal as a Shark at the 7:42 mark of the first period.
Gomez's slap shot from the high slot got past Schneider.
San Jose made it a 2-0 game on Burish's shorthanded goal at the 4:43 mark of
the middle stanza.
Sedin's backhander from in close made it a one-goal game at the 13:23 mark.
Hansen scored with 25 seconds left in the period to tie it. Mason Raymond
dropped a pass for Hansen inside the top of the left circle, and his shot beat
Following a scoreless third period, the Canucks had a golden chance to win the
game in overtime. Gomez was sent to the penalty box for interference 1:34 into
the extra session. Niemi held strong in net and kept it a tie game.
Vancouver's Chris Higgins scored in the first round of the shootout, but Logan
Couture evened things in the third round. Pavelski, the final shooter in the
fourth round, beat Schneider with a wrist shot.
The Sharks also beat the Canucks in San Jose on Jan. 27 ... Canucks defenseman
Keith Ballard left the game midway through the third period with a lower-body
injury and did not return ... San Jose forward Martin Havlat missed the game
with a lower-body injury.
03/06 01:27:56 ET