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Power play carries Canucks past Sharks

Vancouver had lost twice to San Jose earlier this week

by Eric Gilmore / Correspondent

SAN JOSE -- The Vancouver Canucks had lost two games in six days to the San Jose Sharks, wasting third-period leads each time, before facing them Saturday at SAP Center.

The Canucks again failed to hold a third-period lead against San Jose, but this time, they recovered for a 4-2 victory.

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Situation Room

Video Review: VAN @ SJS - 1:08 of the Third Period

Puck did not cross Vancouver goal line @NHLdotcom

Situation Room: VAN vs. SJS

Situation Room: Markstrom's save confirmed

3/5/16: Upon further review, it was determined that Jacob Markstrom did keep Tomas Hertl's shot from going over the goal line early in the 3rd

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At 1:08 of the third period in the Canucks/Sharks game, video review supported the referee's call on the ice that the puck did not cross the Vancouver goal line. No goal San Jose.

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Canucks' Henrik Sedin leaves with upper-body injury

Sidelined after hit to chest in first period

by Eric Gilmore / Correspondent

SAN JOSE -- Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin sustained an upper-body injury early in the first period against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on Saturday and did not return.

Sedin took a forearm to the chest from Sharks defenseman Brent Burns along the sideboards 4:45 into the game. He went to one knee on the ice but eventually skated to the bench under his own power. Sedin returned for his next shift, but he played only 3:36 in the first period and did not see time on the power play after being injured.

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Coach's Challenge: VAN @ SJS - 18:28 of the First Period

Original call stands - good goal Vancouver Canucks @NHLdotcom

Situation Room: VAN vs. SJS

Situation Room: Vey's power-play goal upheld

3/5/16: Linden Vey's 1st-period power-play goal is upheld after the Sharks challenge the play was offside

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At 18:28 of the first period in the Canucks/Sharks game, San Jose requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether Vancouver was off-side prior to their goal. 

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Linesman determined that the Canucks entered the attacking zone legally prior to the goal.

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game preview

Reimer primed for debut with Sharks

Goaltender faces Canucks in first start since trade from Maple Leafs

by Eric Gilmore / Correspondent

CANUCKS (24-27-12) at SHARKS (35-22-6)

TV: 10 p.m. ET; CSN-CA, CBC, SN, NHL.TV

SAN JOSE -- Backup goaltender James Reimer will make his debut for the San Jose Sharks on Saturday at SAP Center, when they try to defeat the Vancouver Canucks for a third straight time in seven days.

The Sharks acquired Reimer from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Feb. 27. He went 11-12-7 with a 2.49 goals-against average and .918 save percentage in 32 games, including 29 starts, for Toronto. He hasn't appeared in a game since Feb. 23, when he allowed three goals on 26 shots in a 3-2 Toronto loss to the Nashville Predators.

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