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Sharks 6, Canucks 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

Associated Press

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Sharks 6, Canucks 2
Vancouver Canucks 2, San Jose Sharks 6

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Dany Heatley scored, Antero Niittymaki made 19 saves and the San Jose Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 6-2 on Wednesday night in an exhibition game.

Andreas Lilja, Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture, Jamie McGinn and John McCarthy also scored for the Sharks (2-4), who will fly to Mannheim, Germany, on Thursday for their final exhibition game against Adler Mannheim on Saturday.

Raffi Torres had two goals for the Canucks (2-5), who finish the preseason at Anaheim on Friday. Eddie Lack stopped 24 shots.

Heatley has scored in all four exhibition games in which he has played.

Lilja, a defenseman who helped the Detroit Red Wings win a Stanley Cup when San Jose coach Todd McLellan was on the staff, scored his first goal for the Sharks.

Torres put the Canucks on the board first, scoring midway through the first period.

Pavelski's power-play goal two minutes later evened the score and Couture's power-play goal with just under five minutes left in the initial period put San Jose ahead to stay.

NOTES: Sharks F Jamal Mayers, who left Tuesday night's game early, was scratched. ... The Sharks assigned D Nick Petrecki and RW Cam McIntyre to Worcester of the AHL. ... The Canucks need a win Friday to avoid their worst preseason record in nine years. They were unbeaten in 16 combined exhibition games in 2008-09.

scoring summary
1st Period
06:48
VAN
Raffi Torres (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Dan Hamhuis (1)
1 - 0 VAN
08:58
SJS
PPG - Joe Pavelski (1) Slapshot - ASST: Logan Couture (1), Devin Setoguchi (1)
1 - 1 Tie
15:06
SJS
PPG - Logan Couture (1) Slapshot - ASST: Ryane Clowe (1), Andreas Lilja (1)
2 - 1 SJS
2nd Period
01:52
SJS
PPG - Jamie McGinn (1) Tip-in - ASST: Marc-Edouard Vlasic (1), Dany Heatley (1)
3 - 1 SJS
09:18
SJS
John McCarthy (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Scott Nichol (1), Frazer McLaren (1)
4 - 1 SJS
09:33
VAN
Raffi Torres (2) Tip-in - ASST: Dan Hamhuis (2), Christian Ehrhoff (1)
4 - 2 SJS
3rd Period
05:24
SJS
PPG - Dany Heatley (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Joe Pavelski (1), Joe Thornton (1)
5 - 2 SJS
10:47
SJS
Andreas Lilja (1) Snap shot - ASST: Devin Setoguchi (2), Joe Thornton (2)
6 - 2 SJS
penalty summary
1st Period
05:41
VAN
Darcy Hordichuk  Hooking  - 2 min against  Kent Huskins
06:03
VAN
Alexandre Bolduc  Slashing  - 2 min against  Dany Heatley
06:03
SJS
Dany Heatley served by Frazer McLaren  Slashing  - 2 min against  Alexandre Bolduc
06:03
SJS
Dany Heatley  Roughing  - 2 min against  Alexandre Bolduc
08:15
SJS
Mike Moore  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Guillaume Desbiens
08:15
VAN
Guillaume Desbiens  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Mike Moore
08:43
VAN
Raffi Torres  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
13:10
VAN
Keith Ballard  Holding  - 2 min against  Tommy Wingels
2nd Period
00:35
VAN
Christian Ehrhoff  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
17:40
SJS
Joe Pavelski  Boarding  - 2 min against  Christian Ehrhoff
17:40
VAN
Christian Ehrhoff  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min against  Joe Pavelski
3rd Period
05:07
VAN
Alexandre Bolduc  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Logan Couture
goalie stats
Eddie Lack
SA: 30TOI: 60:00
GA: 6SV%: .800
Antero Niittymaki
SA: 21TOI: 60:00
GA: 2SV%: .905