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Canucks vs. Sharks - Game Preview

Wednesday, 09.23.2009 / 4:00 PM

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks look to continue their preseason streak Wednesday night as the San Jose Sharks visit GM Place.

Vancouver currently holds the best record in the League going 5-0-0 in their first five outings this year.

Their most recent victory over the Calgary Flames didn't come as easily as their previous wins. The Canucks held the lead for the majority of the game but let a three-goal deficit go and trailed by a goal late in third before Daniel Sedin scored the game-tying goal with .02 seconds remaining on the clock.

The Canucks forced overtime and eventually a shootout, where Daniel, once again played hero to help the Canucks to their fifth consecutive win.

The San Jose Sharks are 2-2-0 in their preseason campaign so far with both wins coming in extra time (once in OT and once in a shootout).

Newcomer, Dany Heatley made his Sharks debut Saturday, where the Sharks beat the Phoenix Coyotes 5-4 in OT.

The Canucks and Sharks met just five days earlier where Vancouver came out victors with a convincing 6-2 win at the HP Pavillion.

Henrik Sedin had four points (2-2-4) and Daniel added three (1-2-3) on the night. Rookie, Sergei Shirokov registered two assists skating on a line with the Twins and former Shark, Christian Ehrhoff contributed with a goal and an assist.

Roberto Luongo will start against the Sharks. Luongo has let in one goal on 42 shots (97.6 save percentage) in his two preseason appearances. Tonight will be his second full game.

The game can be seen on Canucks.com at 7:00pm PST or on Rogers Sportsnet.

2009-2010 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Sep 23 '09SJS 3 at VAN 4 - SO
Sep 18 '09VAN 6 at SJS 2
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