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GAME THREE - WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
6 San Jose Sharks VS Vancouver Canucks 3
HP Pavilion 
| San Jose, CA
7:00pm PST
WATCH: NBC-SN
, CBC, RDS, CSN-CA
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This Is The Shark-Tank Pregame Report:

“#BelieveInTeal: Part Troix” -

Domination. Too soon to celebrate? Yes. Half way done with round one, and the Sharks had another miraculous game. Game three is tonight, and Cory Schneider will be in net for Vancouver. A game changer? Yes. An advantage to San Jose? Most definitely. San Jose defeated Cory all three times they’ve faced the Canucks.

Grit, determination, and willpower. Those are the keys to tonight’s game three victory. The Sharks are two wins away to a ticket to Round Two. Nimei once again stood on his head and stayed cool under pressure for the Sharks, and the offense bailed him out half way through the OT period on Friday night with a HUGE goal by Burns and Torres. Tonight is a huge hill though. Do the Sharks keep fighting through? Or will they rest and go soft? Marleau, Thornton, and the Sharks offense must answer that with their sticks.


INJURY REPORT : Defenseman Chris Tanev, who missed the final 10 games of the regular season, made the trip to SJ but was seen wearing a walking boot. David Booth (ankle) and Manny Malhotra (eye) are gone for the season.  San Jose was without forwards Scott Gomez and Martin Havlat (undisclosed) and defenseman Jason Demers (lower body) for Game 2. But all three are game-time decisions.

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All I really want out of Blackhawks fans is for them to give us just a little credit for how we’ve played in the playoffs. We have worked so hard, fighting for every goal. Fighting to stay alive. And we’re still here. The series is 3-2, two games of which went into multiple over times. Sure, we’ve made some big mistakes, but so have you. Both teams have made this a hell of a series. 

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GAME ONE - WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
6 San Jose Sharks @ Vancouver Canucks 3
Rogers Arena 
| Vancouver, BC, CAN
7:30pm PST
WATCH: NBC-SN
, CBC

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This Is The Shark-Tank Pregame Report:

“#BelieveInTeal” -

The last time the Sharks faced the Canucks in the playoffs, well, we all know how that turned out. But this is a new team, and a much better team. Game one begins our journey in Vancouver. Game one. 16 wins to go.

The Sharks swept the Canucks, 4-1, 3-2 SO, and 3-2. But this was not with Luongo in net, nor Kesler in the lineup. The Sharks have to put that aside, and keep doing what they did, and that’s get under Vancouver’s skin, and play mistake free hockey. Torres will face his former team for the first time as a Shark, and who know what kind of emotion coming back will bring to him. He must use that energy to our advantage.

The Canucks are hungry once again in the Playoffs, the 2011 Western Conference Champions who knocked the Sharks out in OT fashion at the Rogers Arena.  Kesler is back in the lineup, along with a few other linechanges since these two teams last met.

INJURY REPORT : Sharks defenseman Jason Demers will miss at least the first game, but could return during the first round. Either veteran Scott Hannan, who has experience and grit, or rookie Matt Tennyson, who is less experienced but a better puck-moving option, will take Demers’ place. Schneider remains a game-time decision, but is expected to play after missing two games and staying off the ice five days with a mystery injury. Defenseman Christopher Tanev (ankle) is still in a walking boot, but could return during the series. Center Manny Malhotra (eye) and left wing David Booth (ankle) are out for the season.

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GAME FOUR - WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
6 San Jose Sharks VS Vancouver Canucks 3
HP Pavilion 
| San Jose, CA
7:00pm PST
WATCH: 
CNBC, RDS, TSN, CSN-CA (SJS)
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This Is The Shark-Tank Pregame Report:

“#BelieveInTeal: Part Quatre” -

We’re not done yet. In round one, it’s been all Sharks. But game four has it’s tricks, and the Canucks will be playing desperation hockey. The Sharks lead the series, 3-0 currently, and this win will push them to be the first team to clinch a spot in the Western Conference Semi-Finals.

All the gears are in motion for the Sharks, scoring goals, blocking shots, and not giving Vancouver ANY chances to score. And that’s been the key for the Sharks, who have now a 6 game winning streak this season against the visiting Canucks. It seems that Luongo nor Schneider can stop the teal. But tonight, anything is possible.

Will the Sharks strike the final blow? Time will tell.


INJURY REPORT : Canucks defenseman Christopher Tanev (ankle) made the trip to San Jose, but is still in a walking boot and doubtful to return. Sharks defenseman Jason Demers, who has missed the first three games, was expected to be back in the first round, but now it may not go on long enough. Second-line wing Martin Havlat hasn’t played since leaving Game 1 after getting a stick in the groin from Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa and is doubtful for Game 4.

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GAME TWO - WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
6 San Jose Sharks @ Vancouver Canucks 3
Rogers Arena 
| Vancouver, BC, CAN
7:30pm PST
WATCH: CNBC
, TSN

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This Is The Shark-Tank Pregame Report:

“#BelieveInTeal: Part Deux” -

Game one was extremely physical, but hardly any penalties called. A team that claimed we “cheated”, seemed to be the cheaters. Spears, Checks from behind, illegal hits to the head and the list goes on. But the game must play on, and game two starts soon.

The Sharks are looking to stay poised, after losing Havlat to a spear in the groin, leaving him out for this game. One step back, and the team must take two steps forward. The Sharks scored on Vancouver’s mistakes, and they must do that again to find success. Faceoffs are very important for this series and the Sharks must once again get above 60% of faceoffs.


INJURY REPORT : Sharks defenseman Jason Demers missed Game 1 and remains questionable for Game 2 but could return during the first round. Center Scott Gomez also missed Game 1 and is unlikely to play Friday with an undisclosed injury that kept him out of San Jose’s final two regular-season games. Havlat is questionable. Vancouver goalie Cory Schneider didn’t practice Thursday and won’t play again in Game 2 because of an undisclosed injury that also forced him to miss the final two games of the regular season. Defenseman Chris Tanev (ankle) is in a walking boot but could return during the series. Center Manny Malhotra (eye) and left wing David Booth (ankle) are out for the season.

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