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Sharks Wrap Up Home Preseason Schedule

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks

Final score San Jose 6, Vancouver 2. San Jose wins their second preseason game, both home games. Sharks get ready to head over to Europe for one final preseason game in Germany then off to Sweden for the season opener.

On the other hand, Sharks playing conservative. Short shifts and a lot of dumping of the puck.

Vancouver's getting aggressive late in the game and getting shots on Niittymaki.

Niittymaki makes the save and then sprawls out onto the ice to cover up the loose puck. He's only seen three shots this period.

Andreas Lilja tallies another goal for Team Teal. That's Lilja's first goal of the preseason. Setoguchi and Joe Thornton earn the assists. Sharks lead 6-2

Midway through the third and the Sharks have a 10-shot advantage, 26-16.

Boyle shoots a laser of a shot to net from the red line and Lack holds it for a faceoff in the Vancouver zone.

San Jose powerplay is on fire tonight -- they are 4-for-5 this evening. Dany Heatley goes five hole to give Sharks a 5-2 lead.

Sharks go on the powerplay again on a high stick call.

Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack just totally got away with playing the puck in the restricted area behind the goal line.

Seto has a mini breakaway but was foiled by Canuck netminder.

Heatley checked hard to the board and a tad slow to get up -- slow out of anger not injury-related.

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Sharks add to their lead during the second period. Score now sits at 4-2 in favor of the home team. In addition, San Jose continues to lead the shots on goal 21-13.

Pavs and Ehrhoff are back on the ice. Nothing much happened during the two-minute four-on-four.

A little confrontation between former Sharks teammate Ehrhoff and Pavelski. Both get sent to the sin bin. Pavs get a boarding penalty and Ehrhoff gets an unsportsmanlike penalty. A little four-on-four action now.

Niittymaki makes a routine save. His first in awhile as most of the play has been taking place in Vancouver's zone.

A Vancouver player runs into Murray, who then uses the big body of his, and knocks said Canuck skater down onto the ice.

Douglas Murray piniching in but the pass was a bit out of his wheelhouse and the Swedish D-man had to kick it out to his stick giving the Canucks enough time to recover defensively.

Sharks had little time to celebrate the goal. Vancouver quickly responded on the ensuing faceoff. Torres gets his second goal of the night. Score reads 4-2 Sharks.

Nichol's wrister from the slot missed wide but the young John McCarthy was there to clean up the rebound with a backhand floater over the Canuck netminder.

Heatley falls to the ice after tangling up with a Canuck. The Shark Tank crowd voices their displeasure when the ref didn't call a tripping penalty.

Icing called against the Sharks. After the faceoff, the post helps out the Sharks this time around as Vancouver's shot pinged off the crossbar.

McGinn breaks his stick on the faceoff in the defensive zone and then nearly gets his head taken off on a shot from point.

Another powerplay goal, this time from McGinn, gives San Jose a 3-1 lead. Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Heatley and with the assist. Sharks now 3-for-4 on the man advantage.

Setoguchi gets an awesome look from in close but Vancouver's Lack makes the save.

Former Shark Christian Ehrhoff gets tagged for a delay of game.

Jamie McGinn's redirect and then knocks in his own rebound but, again, the post had other plans.


After one period, Sharks lead 2-1 on two powerplay goals. San Jose also owns the shots on goal 13-6.

Sharks shoot a fury of shots at Canuck Eddie Lack, barely missing out on another goal.

After Vancouver ices the puck, Heatley narrowly misses on an off balanced one-timer

A little skirmish by the Vancouver net, but nothing comes of it.

With just four seconds left on a power play, Ryane Clowe feeds Logan Couture in the slot and he quickly rips one to the back of the net for the 2-1 lead.

Murray rings one off the post and the Sharks draw another power play moments later.

15 seconds into their second power play of the game, Dan Boyle performs a nifty job of keeping the puck in the zone and the Joe Pavelski blasts a one-timer to even the score.

Mike Moore drops the gloves with Guillaume Desbiens and Moore gets him down on the ice as the striped shirts step in.

With the clubs skating four v four, Vancouver score the game's opening tally thanks to Raffi Torres.

A cute behind the back shot by Mitchell surprises the Vancouver goalie, but it is turned aside.

Good early pressure by the Sharks with a couple looks on Vancouver netminder Eddie Lack.

Starting for San Jose up front are Jamie McGinn, Devin Setoguchi and Joe Thornton, along with Andreas Lilja and Marc-Edouard Vlasic on the backend. In net is Antero Niittymaki.

Forwards dressing in the game include: Thornton, Pavelski, Heatley, Clowe, Nichol, Setoguchi, McGinn, Couture, Mitchell, McLaren, Wingels and McCarthy.

Defensemen are: Lilja, Vlasic, Murray, Boyle, Huskins, and Moore.

The netminders are Niittymaki and Greiss.

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