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Game Inside the Series- 5/8/2013

WCQF Round 1 Series: Canucks vs. Sharks

Wednesday, 05.08.2013 / 12:01 PM / News
By Eric Lindquist  - Staff Writer
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Game Inside the Series- 5\/8\/2013

Sharks sweep Canucks

“It’s a big relief (about winning Game 4),”said Todd McLellan. “We had a lot invested in that game physically… we don’t have to get on a plane (for Game 5)… get time to get some rest….it will all work in our favor.”

Patrick Marleau scored at 13:18 of overtime, Joe Pavelski scored twice, and Joe Thornton added three assists as the Sharks completed their first ever 4-0 series sweep with a 4-3 overtime win in Game 4 over the Vancouver Canucks in the Western Conference Quarterfinals in San Jose on Tuesday!

Please note all games will be carried LIVE locally on CSNCA-HD / 98.5-102.1 FM KFOX and the Sharks Radio Network.

Each game day, SJSHARKS.COM will take a look at the “Game inside the Game” as the Sharks continue their quest toward the Stanley Cup! Line matchups, player vs. player battles, head-to-head stats, and key figures highlighted each game day!

Before Round 2, let’s take a closer look at the GAME INSIDE THE GAME for the Sharks and the Vancouver Canucks series!

Time for Rest:

With Round 1 possibly ending as late as May 13, the Sharks will have some time off before they play again in Round 2!

Bumps and Bruises: Martin Havlat left after the first period of play in Game 1 with an undisclosed injury and did not dress in Games 2-4. Adam Burish left midway through Game 4 and did not return. Tommy Wingels was hit hard in OT (drew the penalty) in Game 4. Time to rest up the troops and get ready for Round 2!

Lines for SJ in Game 4 vs. Vancouver:

Patrick Marleau - Logan CoutureRaffi Torres

TJ Galiardi - Joe Thornton - Brent Burns

Andrew DesjardinsJoe PavelskiTommy Wingels

James SheppardScott GomezAdam Burish

Matt IrwinDan Boyle

Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Justin Braun

Brad StuartScott Hannan

Antti Niemi

Thomas Greiss

Special Teams:

The Sharks who had a power play of over 25% on home ice during the regular season, tied a franchise record with three power play goals in Game 3 (3-for-8) and three more power play goals in Game 4 (3-for-7). Logan Couture set a Sharks playoff record with two power play goals in the same period with two power play strikes in the third period In Game 3. The Sharks penalty kill went a perfect 2-for-2 in Game 3 and was 2-for-3 on the kill in Game 4.

Series Breakdown:

Sharks PP 7-24 (29.2%) – 3rd

Sharks PK 8-10 (80.0%) – 10th

Power Play Shots – San Jose outshot Vancouver 45-24 on the power play

Power Play Time: 36:16 – most in NHL

Penalty Kill Time: 15:36

The Sharks were on the power play for 20:40 more than the Canucks in the series!

San Jose averaged 36.5 shots per game – 2nd

San Jose allowed 31.5 shots per game

The Sharks scored 3.75 goals per game – 2nd

The Sharks allowed 2.00 goals against per game – 5th

San Jose won 56.1% of the face-offs – 2nd

Top Sharks:

  • Goals - Pavelski and Marleau (4)
  • Game Winners - Couture, Marleau, Boyle, Torres (1)
  • Assists - Couture and Thornton (5)
  • Points - Pavelski and Couture (8)
  • Power Play Goals - Couture and Pavelski (3)
  • Shots - Pavelski (21 shots)
  • PIM - Desjardins (6)
  • Plus/Minus - Thornton (+3)
  • TOI per game - Boyle (23.00)
  • Face-Off Wins -  Couture (45-21) – 68.18%
  • Hits - Wingels (20)
  • Blocked Shots - Hannan (11)
  • Wins - Niemi (4)
  • G.A.A. -  Niemi (1.86)
  • Save % -  Niemi (.937)

Did you Know?

*4-0 Sweep… The Sharks had never swept a seven game series in the Stanley Cup playoffs until the 4-0 series win over Vancouver. San Jose had have been on the receiving end twice (Chicago in the WCF in 2010 and Detroit in the WSF in 1995). It was the 4th time Vancouver had been swept in a series and the first since Colorado swept them in 2001.

*The Big Pavelski… Joe Pavelski broke a 14 game playoff goalless drought in Game 3 with his first two goals of the series. With two more goals in Game 4, Joe now has five 2 goal games in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

*56 and counting… Patrick Marleau scored his franchise leading 56th playoff goal in Game 4 on Tuesday. Joe Pavelski is 2nd with 24 goals.

*OT… With his OT goal in Game 4, Patrick Marleau is now tied with Joe Pavelski and Devin Setoguchi for the most overtime goals in franchise history (3).

THE BOTTOM LINE

“The sweep was important,” said Todd McLellan. “The bumps and bruises add up…. fatigue, travel, and the stress alone. We will have the longest break we have had since the end of the lock out. It’s a chance to get healthy… work on our game… we haven’t practiced much…. and wait to find out our next opponent.”

One last thing…

The last three Stanley Cup winners (Los Angeles, Boston, and Chicago) all defeated the Vancouver Canucks on the way to win the Cup!

GO SHARKS GO!

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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