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Sharks 6 Canucks 2: Piece By Piece

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For all of you who missed the game I'll try give you a live play-by-play of how this game turns out.

  • Sharks applying the pressure for the first 5:00 of the game
  • Hordichuk takes a penalty. Lack makes his first stop and then Heatley and Bolduc go off for roughing. Chirping away at eachother in the box. Heatley gets the extra 2 for the added slash
  • TORRES SCORES! A weak goal on Niittymaki..a wrister from the point! Wooo! From out of nowhere. The Sharks fans in The Tank let out a collective groan. Assisted by Hamhuis.
  • Desbiens fights Mike Moore..a draw..except Desbiens' face looks worse for wear
  • Torres goes off for delay of game as he batted the puck over the glass in his own zone...
  • TSN's Ray Ferraro raving about Eddie Lack's size.
  • But less than a minute into their PP, the Sharks' Joe Pavelski one-times a shot over Lack to make it 1-1. Assists to Couture and Setoguchi. On the PP the Sharks are

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  • Eddie Lack is nicknamed “The Stork” says TSN’s Chris Cuthbert
  • Douglas Murray hits the goal post at 7:21
  • Ballard goes off for holding. Ehrhoff does an excellent job on his PK shift. But with 4 seconds left on the PP Logan Couture scores to make it 2-1. Another one-timer on Lack, who was deep in his net. Canucks' PK is 0-for-2. Assists to Ryan Clowe and Andreas Lilja
  • Not much going on for the Canucks so far, except a decent shift by the 4th line with 2:50 left.
  • That shift is followed by more Sharks dominance, especially from Dany Heatley.
  • Canucks lucky to be down only by 1 goal after 1 period. They were outshot 13-6.
  • 2ND PERIOD

    • After Ehrhoff takes a delay of game penalty less than a minute into the 2nd the Sharks make the Canucks pay after Jamie McGinn scores by tipping in a Vlasic slap shot.
    • The Canucks got their wheels turning after that, with some pressure, including a Tambellini-Rome 2 on 1 which was stopped by Niittymaki, who has really settled down since the weak sauce goal.
    • At the 9:18 mark the Sharks get a weak goal on Lack, a flopping shot over his glove by John McCarthy
    • 15 seconds later, Hamhuis wrists a shot from the point and Raffi frickin' Torres tips it home to score his second goal and make it 4-2. That is the second time those 2 have connected on a goal tonight.
    • The action was lame after that. Tight defensive hockey. Final shots in 2nd period: 8-8
    • Cody Hodgson outlook: looks good defensively but not generating much offensively. He has played 10:00, has 2 shots, no points and is a +2. A future Selke winner, claims yoata in the Game Thread. haha, hey, never say never.

    3RD PERIOD

    • The Morrison line comes out firing but can't score.
    • I've lost count on how many times Desbiens has been checked to the ice
    • Bolduc takes an elbowing penalty and soon after Dany Heatley waltzes in and scores high on Lack to make it 5-2. FOUR power play goals for the Sharks in this game.
    • Sharks were already in shutdown mode before that goal. Now even more so. Still attacking though, just conservatively.
    • Even so, at 10:47 Andreas Lilja makes it 6-2 as Hodgson gets caught staring at the puck and not taking the man. Bye bye Selke. I kid..relax! 6-2 Sharks.
    • With 1:49 left Christian Ehrhoff gets the loudest boo's from the bitter Sharks faithful. The same folks who dubbed him "Errorhoff".
    • Thankfully it's over. It really could have been a lot worse. The kids couldn't generate enough quality scoring chances and they could not effectively kill penalties against the loaded Sharks squad. 
    • Shots in the 3rd: Sharks 9 Canucks 7. Overall: Sharks 30 Canucks 21. San Jose won 39 of 65 faceoffs.
    • Dan Hamhuis played 22:00, second only to Dan Boyle (22:44).
    • BOXSCORE