Sharks Edge Vancouver 3-2 in OT For Third Preseason Loss


Canucks Start Three Game Preseason Home Stand With Loss


andrewchernoff By Andrew Chernoff

October 2, 2016

Vancouver (1-1-2=4 pts) took on the San Jose Sharks (3–0–0=6 pts) in their second game against each other in five days and last meeting in preseason play.

For the second straight time this preseason, Vancouver lost to San Jose 3-2 in overtime, this time at Rogers Arena, their first home preseason loss.

Vancouver was looking to nip its losing streak at one game, but have lost two consecutive games, and three of their first four preseason games.

The Sharks entered the game having won their first two preseason games, both in overtime, both at home, by identical 3-2 scores, and tonight made it three consecutive wins in preseason, all in overtime, by identical 3-2 scores.

Tuomo Ruutu and Anton Rodin scored the Canucks goals, with Joseph LaBate, Bo Horvat and Olli Juolevi picking up assists.

Ryan Miller performed the Canucks netminding duties, stopping 17 of 20 shots.

Vancouver outshot the Sharks 28-20 in the game, with the Canucks outhitting the Sharks 28-16.

Canucks special teams were 0 for 5 on the power play with 3 shots on net and 4 for 6 on the penalty kill with 1 shot on net, and one shorthanded goal.

Vancouver special teams are 2 for 17 on the power play with 16 shots on net; 18 for 23 on the penalty kill with 9 shots for on net and two shorthanded goals (one an empty net goal), so far this preseason.

The Canucks had twelve players with a positive Corsi For (All Situations) in the game led by Troy Stecher, +14; Anton Rodin +11; Andrey Pedan +8.

Vancouver had 15 players with a positive Corsi For 5-on-5, led by Ryan Miller +12; Troy Stecher +10; Rodin and Pedan +8 each; Alex Edler +6.

For the game, Vancouver finished with a positive Corsi For (All Situations) of +44, San Jose +40. Both teams 5-on-5, Vancouver had a positive Corsi For of +35, San Jose +23.

Next Game: October 3, 2016 at Rogers Arena against Arizona Coyotes 7 p.m. PST


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