For the Canucks...
F Maxim Lapierre (groin) is expected to play. F Ryan Kesler (shoulder/wrist surgery) and F David Booth (strained groin) are on the injured reserve list.
For the Sharks...
D Brent Burns (hernia surgery) and D Jason Demers (wrist) are on the injured reserve list.
2 – Wins needed for Coach V to reach 400 career NHL victories.
4 – Sharks players who have recorded a point in every single game played this season: Thornton, Marleau, Pavelski and Havlat.
4.75 – Goals-per-game average for the Sharks this season. They averaged 2.67 goals-per-game last season.
6 – Points needed for Henrik Sedin (751) to surpass Markus Naslund (756) as the franchise's leading point scorer.
95th – All-time meeting between the Canucks and Sharks. Vancouver leads the all-time series 47-34-13.
- Marleau and Thornton have combined for 22 points in 4 games. That's the same number all of the #Canucks forwards have in their first 4 games.
- Canucks played so well last night I'm thinking of buying the team. Or Bieksa. Okay, just his jersey.
- Problem: Canucks lose & I am too depressed to do anything productive, Canucks win & I watch highlights repeatedly for the rest of the night.
Mason Raymond's two-goal effort on Friday against the Ducks was his first multi-goal outing in nearly two years. The last time he found the net more than once in a single outing was back on April 7, 2011 at Rogers Arena in a 5-0 Canucks win over the Wild.
If Raymond manages to score again tonight, he would equal a career-high goal streak at three games. The last time he scored in three straight games was from December 10 to 14, 2009.