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Sharks 3, Canucks 0

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

Associated Press

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Sharks 3, Canucks 0
Vancouver Canucks 0, San Jose Sharks 3


SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Thomas Greiss stopped 25 shots and the San Jose Sharks remained unbeaten in preseason play, beating the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Thursday night.

Joe Pavelski, Dan Boyle and Jamie McGinn scored for the Sharks (5-0), who beat the Canucks for the second time in a week.

Joe Thornton assisted on the first two goals as the Sharks used their regulars for longer periods on the ice. Ryane Clowe added his team-leading fourth assist on the final goal.

The Canucks (2-5), who lost to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night, again choose to keep many of their stars off the ice. Mikael Samuelsson and Manny Malhotra were the only Canucks to play who recorded double figures in goals last season.

Both teams will play their final preseason game on Saturday, with the Sharks visiting Phoenix and the Canucks, who have lost four straight, hosting Edmonton.

Vancouver goalie Cory Schneider recorded 33 saves. The Canucks have been outscored 23-13 thus far in the preseason.

Thornton recovered a Patrick Marleau rebound and found Pavelski for the power-play goal, a clear shot into the upper left corner that gave the Sharks a 1-0 lead with 9:29 remaining to play in the second period.

Thornton again picked up a missed Marleau shot early in the third period and found Boyle in front of the net for a wrist shot into the upper right corner.

McGinn added his goal late in the third period. Clowe carried the puck down the ice and gave McGinn a nice feed for a backhand goal.

The Sharks, looking to improve their penalty kill, stopped five power-play opportunities, twice on a two-man advantage. San Jose has killed off 22 of 24 power plays this preseason.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
10:11
SJS
PPG - Joe Pavelski (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Joe Thornton (1), Patrick Marleau (1)
1 - 0 SJS
3rd Period
06:54
SJS
Dan Boyle (1) Slapshot - ASST: Joe Thornton (2), Patrick Marleau (2)
2 - 0 SJS
14:49
SJS
Jamie McGinn (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Ryane Clowe (1)
3 - 0 SJS
penalty summary
1st Period
04:20
VAN
Yann Sauve  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Joe Pavelski
07:37
SJS
Andrew Desjardins  Interference  - 2 min against  Ryan Parent
08:47
SJS
Douglas Murray  Holding the stick  - 2 min against  Mark Mancari
2nd Period
08:23
VAN
Anders Eriksson  Interference  - 2 min against  Joe Thornton
11:23
SJS
Jamie McGinn  Fighting  - 5 min against  Keith Ballard
11:23
VAN
Keith Ballard  Fighting  - 5 min against  Jamie McGinn
11:43
VAN
Andrew Alberts  Tripping  - 2 min against  Brad Winchester
14:59
SJS
Ryane Clowe  Too many men on the ice  - 2 min
16:34
SJS
Marc-Edouard Vlasic  Hooking  - 2 min against  Andrew Ebbett
18:52
VAN
Aaron Volpatti  Fighting  - 5 min against  Brad Winchester
18:52
SJS
Brad Winchester  Fighting  - 5 min against  Aaron Volpatti
19:03
VAN
Todd Fedoruk  Fighting  - 5 min against  Jim Vandermeer
19:03
SJS
Jim Vandermeer  Fighting  - 5 min against  Todd Fedoruk
19:29
SJS
Ryane Clowe  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min against  Andrew Alberts
19:29
VAN
Andrew Alberts  Roughing  - 2 min against  Ryane Clowe
3rd Period
10:41
VAN
Jannik Hansen  Interference - Goalkeeper  - 2 min against  Thomas Greiss
18:26
SJS
Dan Boyle  Interference  - 2 min against  Maxim Lapierre
goalie stats
Cory Schneider
Cory Schneider
SA: 36TOI: 59:56
GA: 3SV%: .917
Thomas Greiss
SA: 25TOI: 60:00
GA: 0SV%: 1.000