Vancouver Canucks Play San Jose Sharks in Thriller

Vancouver Canucks, Dakota Joshua #81. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Vancouver Canucks, Dakota Joshua #81. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

Yes, this was a heck of a game between the Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks, as it went back and forth until overtime decided Vancouver’s fate with a win.

I was so impressed by both teams’ playing, although San Jose has been struggling the last 4 games, including this game between the two, coming up short against the Vancouver Canucks.

For one, Vancouver is starting to find its identity, which is shaping to be a threat to other teams in the league.

Mainly, they have mustered up wins with only a few losses in the past 11 games. They have an 8-3 record in that time.

A game recap of the Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks.

San Jose started the scoring within one minute of the game, and then Vancouver replied with 3 unanswered goals to continue down the stretch of the second period, with San Jose then tying the game late in the second.

The Sharks came out playing strong throughout the game, however, did not have the killer instinct to put the surging Canucks away.

The Vancouver Canucks team is red-hot at the moment and is playing well in all aspects of the game. That is making a statement in the league.

The weaknesses of the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks.

San Jose’s struggles as of late are coming off poor plays in the defensive end, where they are not controlling the puck as much as they should, resulting in turnovers or missed opportunities to clear the puck in front of the crease.

Vancouver on the other hand was doing their best to keep the goals out of their net but had trouble with the turnovers themselves, an aspect I believe both teams can work on.

Star of the Game.

For me, Dakota Joshua had a strong game against the San Jose Sharks with a pair of goals and showing off his physical ability with a bout in the game. I liked his presence in front of the net and the way he commanded the game with his skating ability.

I did not like his third goal being waved off due to goaltender interference, but those are the rules of the game.

What needs improvement?

The San Jose Sharks are a good team but lack the presence on-ice to contend against most teams. There is a lack of chemistry as well. I think a full-scale rebuild would thoroughly help the Sharks in a few years.

Trending. Alex Ovechkin is now within 100 goals of Wayne Gretzky’s mark. light

As for the Canucks, it was good gameplay, and I could not be more entertained, to say the least.