Tale of the Tape: Pre-season Game 5

Tuesday, 24.09.2013 / 12:00 PM
Daniel Fung

The Vancouver Canucks (1-3-0) will look to record their second win in 24 hours when they head into the Shark Tank to battle the San Jose Sharks (2-0-1) in pre-season action.

What You Need to Know

-Tonight marks the fifth of six pre-season games the Canucks will play this year and their final pre-season road game. For San Jose, it is their fourth of six-pre-season contests and their last one in front of their home fans.

-The Sharks knocked off the Canucks by a 3-2 score eight nights ago at Rogers Arena in what was the pre-season opener for both clubs. Sharks F Tommy Wingels broke a 2-2 tie with just under four minutes left in regulation to give San Jose the win.

-The Canucks picked up their first win of the pre-season last night with a resounding 6-1 win over the Coyotes. Six different players scored for Vancouver in the win.

-The Sharks are coming off a 3-2 overtime victory over the Coyotes on Sunday. F Logan Couture notched the winner on the power play with 1:32 remaining in overtime for San Jose. All three of San Jose's pre-season games have ended in identical 3-2 scores.

-Canucks D Dan Hamhuis, who has not seen action since the team's pre-season opener nine days ago against the Sharks, is expected to play tonight. He has been held out of the lineup with what has only been vaguely described as "general soreness."

-Among the players also expected to dress for the Canucks tonight include D Frank Corrado, G Eddie Lack, and the recently recalled F Zack Hamill.

-Jordan Schroeder, who injured his foot blocking a shot in Saturday's loss to Edmonton, looks to be out for a while. It was revealed yesterday the Canucks had found "something" with his x-ray although the specifics were not divulged.

-Mike Santorelli has recorded a point in every single game he has dressed in so far in pre-season action. He enters play today with a team-leading four points.

-Canucks F Zack Kassian and F Dale Weise will sit out once again tonight. Both are currently under NHL suspension. Both Weise and Kassian will miss the remainder of the pre-season while Kassian will sit out an additional five games once the regular season gets underway.

-Ex-Canuck F Raffi Torres won't be suiting up for the Sharks anytime soon. It was revealed on Monday that the forward will miss anywhere from six weeks to four months with an ACL injury.

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