Vancouver Canucks (8-3-2, second in the Pacific Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (4-9-1, seventh in the Pacific Division)San Jose, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: San Jose heads to the matchup from Vancouver after Dropping 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 leads the group serving 35 total minutes.The Canucks are 3-2-1 in Western Conference play. 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 season between the two teams.TOP PERFORMERS: Brent Burns leads the Sharks with 13 points, scoring three goals and adding 10 assists. Tomas Hertl includes totalled eight assists and four goals for San Jose over the previous 10 games. The Canucks are led by elias Pettersson and has recorded 18 points. Brock Boeser includes seven goals and five assists over the previous 10 games for Vancouver.LAST 10 GAMES: Canucks: 7-1-2, averaging 3.6 targets, 6.3 assists, 4.6 penalties and 10.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .925 rescue percentage.Sharks: 4-5-1, averaging 2.9 targets, 5.2 assists, 4.8 penalties and 12.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with a .896 rescue percentage.Sharks Injuries: Dylan Gambrell: out (upper-body).Canucks Injuries: None listed.The Associated Press made this narrative utilizing technologies provided by Statistics Skrive and information from Sportradar.
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