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Tonight the Sharks wrap up their five-game homestand against the Vancouver Canucks before they immediately fly down to play in LA tomorrow. The Sharks have gone 3-1 at home, with the lone loss coming on Wednesday to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
After Wednesday, the Sharks are looking to bounce back in a big way. The loss to the Lightning was the worst of the season, with Joonas Donskoi's goal 25 seconds into it one of the few bright spots. Donskoi overall has been playing well, with an (unofficial) point streak going (shootout goals do not count, officially).
The Sharks and Canucks have a very similar record - identical ignoring Vancouver's two extra time losses - but have arrived at them very differently. The Canucks have mostly scored 5-on-5, while the Sharks' play has been bolstered by special teams. The Canucks sport the NHL's fourth-highest SPSv% (an indicator of good luck), whereas the Sharks are third-lowest (not lucky).
Read the latest on the San Jose Sharks from the Mercury News.