VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The Vancouver Canucks know exactly what San Jose just went through, and they expect to face an even better Sharks squad as a result.
San Jose is coming off an emotional Game 7 victory over Detroit on Thursday night after nearly blowing a 3-0 series lead. Vancouver went through the same thing in the first round against Chicago, and if the Canucks' reaction to getting past that adversity was any indication, they can expect the Sharks to come out flying when the Western Conference finals open Sunday.
Believe it or not, goalie Roberto Luongo is looking forward to it.
While it may seem counterintuitive for a goalie to want more shots from better shooters, Luongo has always been at his best when he's busy.