Vancouver Canucks (8-3-2, next from the Pacific Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (4-9-1, seventh at the Pacific Division)San Jose, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: San Jose heads into the matchup against Vancouver after losing four Matches in a row.The Sharks are 2-5-0 in conference Matches.
San Jose serves 13.5 penalty minutes per game, the most in the NHL. Barclay Goodrow directs the team serving 35 total minutes.The Canucks are 3-2-1 in Western Conference playwith. Vancouver ranks fifth in the league documenting 9.7 points per game, averaging 3.5 goals and 6.2 assists.The matchup Saturday is the first meeting this year between the two teams.TOP PERFORMERS: Brent Burns leads the Sharks with 13 points, scoring three goals and adding 10 assists. Tomas Hertl has totalled eight assists and four goals over the previous ten matches. Elias Pettersson directs the Canucks and has listed 18 points. Brock Boeser has seven goals and five assists over the previous ten matches for Vancouver.LAST 10 GAMES: Canucks: 7-1-2, averaging 3.6 targets, 6.3 assists, 4.6 penalties and 10.8 penalty moments while providing up 2.3 goals per game with a .925 save percentage.Sharks: 4-5-1, averaging 2.9 targets, 5.2 assists, 4.8 penalties and 12.1 penalty moments while providing up 3.3 goals per game with a .896 save percentage.Sharks Injuries: Dylan Gambrell: outside (upper-body).Canucks Injuries: None listed.The Associated Press made this narrative utilizing technologies provided by Statistics Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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