San Jose 4, Vancouver 3

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Vancouver 26-15-1-6 15-6-0-3 11-9-1-3 L6
San Jose 25-16-3-4 17-2-1-4 8-14-2-0 W4


Sharks 4, Canucks 3 (OT): Patrick Marleau scored a power-play goal at 13:18 of overtime as host San Jose completed a sweep of its Western Conference first-round series against Northwest Division champion Vancouver.

Daniel Sedin received a questionable penalty for boarding Tommy Wingels, and the sixth-seeded Sharks needed only 15 seconds to take advantage. Cory Schneider stopped captain Joe Thornton's shot from the high slot, but Marleau pounced on the loose puck in the crease and poked it in to complete the first playoff sweep in franchise history.

Joe Pavelski scored two power-play goals, Brent Burns also tallied and Antti Niemi made 32 saves for San Jose, which awaits its next opponent as it became the first team to advance to the second round. The Sharks went 3-for-7 with the man advantage and were 7-for-24 in the series.

Mason Raymond and Alex Burrows each recorded a goal and an assist, defenseman Alex Edler also scored and Schneider turned aside 43 shots for the third-seeded Canucks, who were winless in seven meetings with the Sharks in 2013.

Burns and Raymond traded goals before Pavelski gave the Sharks a 2-1 lead with 5:08 remaining in the first period with a turnaround shot from the slot. The tally held up until Burrows converted a backhand pass by Sedin from below the right faceoff circle during a power play at 9:12 of the third.

The Canucks grabbed the lead 1:50 later, when Edler beat Niemi with a one-timer from above the slot. But Pavelski struck again with 4:27 left in the period as he backhanded the rebound of Thornton's shot past Schneider from the left side of the crease.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Vancouver C Derek Roy was fortunate to receive on a minor penalty for boarding when he delivered a hit to the head of San Jose D Brad Stuart at 14:44 of the first period. The Sharks needed only eight seconds to cash in on the power-play opportunity. Stuart was taken to the locker room but returned before the end of the period. Roy still may face disciplinary action from the league. ... Sedin's assist on Burrows' goal was his 67th career postseason point, giving him sole possession of third place on the franchise list. He had been tied for the spot with Pavel Bure. ... San Jose's Marc-Edouard Vlasic played in his 72nd career playoff game, breaking a tie with Mike Rathje for first place on the franchise list among defensemen. ... Marleau scored a goal in each of the four games in the series.

Top Game Performances

Vancouver   San Jose
Alexandre Burrows 2 Points Joe Thornton 3
Alexandre Burrows 1 Goals Joe Pavelski 2
Alexandre Burrows 1 Assists Joe Thornton 3
Alexandre Burrows 1 Power Play Goals Joe Pavelski 2
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Cory Schneider .915 Save Percentage Antti Niemi .914
Cory Schneider 43 Saves Antti Niemi 32

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 35 3 1-3 4-7 24 28
San Jose 47 4 3-7 2-3 6 45

Upcoming Games

  • San Jose will play its next game on the road against Los Angeles. The Sharks have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .409 after a loss.
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