Havlat had eight goals and 18 points in 40 games this season for the Sharks. He also had the best chance of the first period on an early power play, but Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo stretched across with the right pad to take away a mostly empty net.
San Jose was forced to juggle lines without Havlat, but still outshot Vancouver 15-9 in the first period, with seven coming on that early man advantage. The Sharks went on to take 1-0 lead in the best-of-7 series with a 3-1 victory.
Sharks coach Todd McLellan did not provide an update on Havlat's condition after the game.