San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks Game 2 notes, prediction & tweets!

Take 2

If the panic after game one was any indication Vancouver Canucks is keen to avoid having this series resemble the one against the Kings last year. To do that, they’ll need to win game two and erase the hole they find themselves in.

If not, oh boy.

Game notes

The Sharks find themselves in the driver’s seat early in the series after capitalizing on their period chances to shock a Canucks team that has now lost five straight home playoff games and have won just one of their last eight playoff games stretching back to 2011.

Considering the circumstances and the Sharks stellar home record this year, the Canucks find themselves in a must-win situation already.

Sharks vs. Canucks

The Sharks find themselves in the driver’s seat

What to watch: San Jose

The Sharks will roll without winger Martin Havlat, who was hurt in Game One. Otherwise, they’ll be content to roll out the same line-up that proved to be a winning combination Wednesday night.

The Sharks will also hope for another dominant performance in the faceoff dot.

They won 40 to the Canucks 30 in the opener, which went a long way towards the puck possession style that found them success.

What to watch: Vancouver

The goaltending saga continues as Roberto Luongo starts again and is preparing like he’ll start them all. There’s still no word on Cory Schneider‘s condition in the most bizarre twist of this year-long soap opera.

The Canucks meanwhile will load up Derek Roy and Ryan Kesler on the second line with Chris Higgins in an attempt to find some scoring punch from a line-up that could score just once in the opener when Raffi Torres guided the puck into his own net.


The Canucks are without Schneider and have no public timetable for his return.

Chris Tanev is still wearing a walking cast and likely not back anytime soon. The Sharks were without Scott Gomez for game one, and will likely miss him tonight as well. He’ll join Jason Demers and Martin Havlat in the pressbox.


Just win. 4-2 Canucks.


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