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NHL Network presents: Game 2 2011 WCF: Sharks at Canucks @NHLdotcom
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The Canucks picked up right where they left off in Game 1. Logan Couture completed a sweet coast-to-coast attack with a power-play goal 2:28 into the game, but it was mostly Vancouver from there on. Daniel Sedin one-timed a feed from brother Henrik for a power-play equalizer and just 39 seconds later, Raffi Torres poked a backhanded Christian Ehrhoff pass past Antti Niemi for the go-ahead. Patrick Marleau was able to draw the Sharks even again with some solid stick work in traffic for another power-play goal and another tie.

Kevin Bieksa was dangerous on the rush in Game 1, and he did it again midway through the second. Soon after, he won a fight with Marleau and then assisted on Chris Higgins' power-play goal to complete the Gordie Howe hat trick. Daniel picked up his second power-play tally while Aaron Rome and Mason Raymond completed a run of five unanswered Vancouver goals. San Jose, in the meantime, struggled to maintain its composure in the third, picking up nine penalties in that period alone.

The 7-3 win gave the Canucks a 2-0 series lead -- but more important is that it was the Sharks’ fifth loss in six games since Game 4 of their conference semifinal against Detroit. Only a strong Game 7 performance kept them off the golf course. Things would have to change starting with Game 3 in San Jose.

2011 western conference final broadcast schedule
Mon, Sep 5 8 p.m. ET     Western Conference Finals: Sharks @  Canucks, Game 1      
Tue,  Sep 6 8 p.m. ET     Western Conference Finals: Sharks @  Canucks, Game 2      
Wed, Sep 7 8 p.m. ET    Western Conference Finals: Canucks @ Sharks, Game 3      
Thu, Sep 8 8 p.m. ET    Western Conference Finals: Canucks @ Sharks, Game 4      
Fri, Sep 9 8 p.m. ET    Western Conference Finals: Sharks @  Canucks, Game 5     

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