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3/31/16 Canucks vs. Sharks

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Miller makes 32 saves, Canucks top Sharks

Hansen scores winner late in third, Vancouver ends nine-game losing streak

by Eric Gilmore / NHL.com Correspondent

SAN JOSE -- Jannik Hansen scored the go-ahead goal with 5:03 remaining, and the Vancouver Canucks ended their nine-game losing streak and damaged the San Jose Sharks' slim hopes of winning the Pacific Division with a 4-2 victory at SAP Center on Thursday.

Hansen scored his 20th goal on a breakaway after a San Jose turnover, beating goalie Martin Jones with a slap shot from the right circle. Markus Granlund scored an empty-net goal with 20.8 seconds left to seal the win for Vancouver (28-36-13), which is 1-8-1 in its past 10 games.

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Sharks face Canucks hungry for more

San Jose motivated to capture Pacific Division

by Eric Gilmore / NHL.com Correspondent

CANUCKS (27-36-13) at SHARKS (43-28-6)

TV: 10:30 p.m. ET; CSN-CA, SNP, NHL.TV

SAN JOSE -- The San Jose Sharks have already clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but they won't lack motivation when they play the Vancouver Canucks at SAP Center on Thursday.

"I feel our goal is we still want to give ourselves a chance to win the [Pacific] Division, and to do that, we have to win probably all of our games," San Jose center Logan Couture said after an optional morning skate at Sharks Ice.

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