Canucks visit the Sharks after shootout win

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Vancouver Canucks (10-12-3, sixth in the Pacific Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (8-16-4, seventh in the Pacific Division)

San Jose, California; Wednesday, 10:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The San Jose Sharks host the Vancouver Canucks after the Canucks took down the Montreal Canadiens 7-6 in overtime.

San Jose has a 1-3-3 record in Pacific Division play and an 8-16-4 record overall. The Sharks have a 5-8-1 record in games their opponents commit fewer penalties.

Vancouver is 5-2-0 against the Pacific Division and 10-12-3 overall. The Canucks have a -10 scoring differential, with 84 total goals scored and 94 allowed.

The teams meet Wednesday for the fifth time this season. The Canucks won the last matchup 4-3 in overtime. Ilya Mikheyev scored two goals in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Erik Karlsson has 11 goals and 23 assists for the Sharks. Logan Couture has six goals and five assists over the last 10 games.

Elias Pettersson has scored 11 goals with 18 assists for the Canucks. Quinn Hughes has 10 assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 2-7-1, averaging three goals, 5.6 assists, 3.7 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game.

Canucks: 7-3-0, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.6 assists, 2.9 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.

INJURIES: Sharks: Markus Nutivaara: out (lower body), Nico Sturm: out (upper-body), Nikolai Knyzhov: out (achilles), Mario Ferraro: out (foot), James Reimer: out (lower-body).

Canucks: Thatcher Demko: out (lower-body), Travis Dermott: out (concussion), Tanner Pearson: out (hand), Tucker Poolman: out (undisclosed).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.