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Sharks rally, defeat Canucks

Pavelski, Hertl score early in third

by Kevin Woodley / Correspondent

Pavelski's backhanded goal

SJS@VAN: Pavelski evens the score with backhander

2/28/16: Joe Pavelski notches his 27th goal of the year on a backhanded shot on the doorstep, tying the game early in the 3rd period

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VANCOUVER -- The San Jose Sharks were trailing the Vancouver Canucks going into the third period Sunday, but their focus in the second intermission was on the gap between the teams in the Pacific Division standings.

With four more games to play against the Canucks this season (including two more this week), the Sharks talked about the chance to increase the lead to 12 points in the division with one good period. Joe Pavelski and Tomas Hertl then scored goals 2:28 apart early in the third period to help San Jose to a 4-1 win at Rogers Arena.

Pavelski tied the game 4:21 into the third with a nice individual effort and Hertl put San Jose ahead with a deflection from atop the crease 2:28 later.

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Canucks' Vrbata questionable vs. Sharks

Forward is day-to-day with a lower-body injury

by Kevin Woodley / Correspondent

SHARKS (32-22-6) at CANUCKS (24-24-12)

TV: 7 p.m. ET; CSN-CA, SN, NHL.TV

-- Forward Radim Vrbata may have already played his last game for the Vancouver Canucks, while goaltender James Reimer and forward Jeremy Morin will have to wait to play their first for the San Jose Sharks.

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