The Sharks (61-1-0) traveled to General Motors Place to face the Vancouver Canucks (33-23-7) for their third meeting of the season. The Sharks had won each of the previous two meetings.
San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks (Game 41)
The first meeting of the season, also in Vancouver, saw goals scored by six different Sharks. Evgeni Nabokov stopped all 23 Vancouver shots to register a shutout as the Sharks blanked the Canucks 6-0.
Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks (Game 45)
The second meeting of the season between the teams, this time at HP Pavilion in San Jose, saw Rob Davison and Vincent Damphousse score for the Sharks in the 1st period. Patrick Marleau opened the scoring in the 2nd period and was followed by a shorthanded goal by Mike Ricci that gave the Sharks a 4-0 lead heading into the 3rd period. Brad Stuart then opened the scoring in the 3rd period with another Sharks shorthanded goal on the rebound of a shot by Alexander Korolyuk. Brady May scored a powerplay goal midway through the 3rd period to give Vancouver their first goal against San Jose this season, but Johnathan Cheechoo scored on a wraparound goal to extend the lead and give the Sharks a 6-1 win.
Tonight's Game: San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks (Game 63)
Last night's meeting at General Motors Place in Vancouver saw Marco Sturm open the scoring 59 seconds into the game. Adam Graves later scored on an almost identical move, this time shorthanded, to give the Sharks a 2-0 lead heading into the 2nd period. Marcus Naslund scored a powerplay goal off of a turnover from Evgeni Nabokov to pull cut the Sharks' lead to 2-1, but Niko Dimitrakos responded a few minutes later for San Jose. Marco Sturm added a powerplay goal to give the Sharks a 4-1 lead to end the 2nd period, which turned out to be the final score of the game. The Canucks outshot the Sharks 21-20.
Tonight the Sharks will play host to the Pittsburgh Penguins in their first meeting of the season.