Programming note: Sharks-Canucks Game 2 coverage begins tonight at 7 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet California
Sharks lead best-of-seven series, 1-0
Goals per game: 3.00 (T – 5th)
Goals-against per game: 1.00 (T – 2nd)
Power play: 25.0 percent (6th)
Penalty kill: 100.0 percent (T – 1st)
Goals per game: 1.00 (T – 12th)
Goals-against per game: 3.00 (T – 10th)
Power play: 0.00 percent (T – 12th)
Penalty kill: 75.0 percent (11th)
Patrick Marleau - Logan Couture – Raffi Torres
TJ Galiardi - Joe Thornton - Brent Burns
Andrew Desjardins – Joe Pavelski – Tommy Wingels
James Sheppard – Tim Kennedy – Adam Burish
Matt Irwin – Dan Boyle
Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Justin Braun
Brad Stuart – Scott Hannan
Daniel Sedin – Henrik Sedin – Alex Burrows
Mason Raymond – Derek Roy – Jannik Hansen
Chris Higgins – Ryan Kesler – Zack Kassian
Andrew Ebbett – Maxim Lapierre – Dale Weise
Dam Hamhuis – Jason Garrison
Alex Edler – Kevin Bieksa
Andrew Alberts – Frank Corrado
Keep an eye on…
Sharks: Patrick Marleau. The Sharks winger scored a huge insurance goal in the third period of Game 1 on a slick set up by Logan Couture, after getting just one goal in his final 16 regular season games. Marleau’s role could be even more important now that linemate Marty Havlat’s status for Game 2 is in doubt. Marleau has at least one point in all six career playoff games against Vancouver.
Canucks: Derek Roy. The Canucks could move Derek Roy back to the Ryan Kesler line, after head coach Alain Vigneault split the two of them up for Game 1. If that’s the case, the Canucks will be looking to that line for offense after getting just one goal in the opener. Roy had 28 points (7g, 21a) in 42 regular season games between Dallas and Vancouver, which acquired him just prior to the trade deadline.
Sharks: Scott Gomez (soreness), Marty Havlat (lower body) and Jason Demers (sprained left ankle) are out.
Canucks: Cory Schneider (undisclosed), Manny Malhotra (eye), David Booth (left ankle) and Chris Tanev (leg) are out.
“They’re going to want to have the home win, and they’re coming to come hard, early. We’ve got to keep playing well in our own zone.” – Antti Niemi