Sharks vs. Canucks Preview: Why the Sharks Are Poised To Get Revenge Tonight

November 26th, 2011 by Michael DeSantis Leave a reply »
The San Jose Sharks will be hosting the Vancouver Canucks tonight, which will mark the first regular season meeting of these two teams since the Canucks banished the Sharks from the Western Conference Finals last year.

The two teams met twice in the preseason, where the Sharks won both games, 4-3 and 3-0. But those games don't matter. The early season struggles are a distant memory for both the Sharks and Canucks. The Sharks have won seven of their last nine games, and the Canucks have won four of their last five.

As far as standings go, the Sharks lead the Pacific Division with a 13-5-1 record, and are in third place in the Western Conference. The Canucks are in 10th place in the West with a record of 12-9-1, but can easily hop past a few teams with a win tonight.

Recently, quite a few Sharks have been ridiculously hot. Joe Thornton leads the team with 20 points, followed by Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski with 19. Pavelski has scored 11 goals to lead the team and Patty has nine. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, a defenseman, has two goals and nine assists, and has been one hot pickle lately.

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