Honest Signalling: Canucks & Sharks, Game Two

Yankee Canuck
May 18 2011 06:20PM

 

San Jose Sharks @ Vancouver Canucks

  6:00 PM PST

Sharks   Canucks
8 Wins 9
6 Losses 5
0 OTL 2
2.86 (7th) Goals/Game 2.36 (14th)
2.93 (10th) Goals Against/Game 2.50 (4th)
15.4% (10th) PP 22.5% (5th)
82.1% (7th) PK 84.3% (6th)

Fast Facts

> Second Verse, Same As The First: Much has been made about the Canucks speed being the factor in game one and the fact Tambellini is in for Glass tonight will make that echo louder. Glass has been credited with one hit in the last three games and that's pretty much all the fourth liner can be expecte to bring at this stage. Yet with speedy bruiser Oreskovich also on the fourth line with Tambellini and rookie Hodgson, Vigneault now has speed sprinkled across four lines, suggeting confidence that Vancouver can beat the Sharks to the loose pucks. The Sharks plan to get more shots on Luongo should keep the defense honest in front, but they need to continue being part of the offensive rush if Vancouver wants to pad their series lead.

> Reloading, Not Retooling: The Sharks claim they can play better and it's hard not to believe it. Heatley blatantly said his line sucked, Pavelski's line took it on the chin (leading to questions about a lingering injury for Clowe), Thornton's line seemed sluggish by the third period on Sunday and of course there's Dan Boyle whining like a petulant five year old that his team isn't getting any help from the zebras. They suggest they won't beat by the Vancouver foot speed on the dump-ins, they are adamant they can put more shots on Luongo, they know they can play more physical. They have 60 minutes to prove it before they go home with more questions than answers (except Boyle who will next complain about Mark Donnelly and the Green Men).

> Impress Your Friends With Knowledge!: Henrik Sedin has ten points (2-8-10) in nine wins this post season. In the five losses he has one point. So...pass to Hank?

* - "honest signalling" is a theory of whale breaching that suggests the breach shows dominance in their social structure. Honestly if you're not an amateur marine biologist by the end of this series, bow your head in shame.

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#1 TODD
May 18 2011, 11:06PM
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WHAT A WIN! Ben Eager is a joke, but thanks for the free powerplays clown!

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