Series (Game 1 of 4)

Series tied 2-2

Game 1: Wednesday, November 16th
Game 2: Thursday, November 24th
Game 3: Wednesday, April 12th
Game 4: Thursday, April 13th

Canucks 3

(12-5-2, 26 pts)

Sharks 1

(8-8-2, 18 pts)

10:30 PM ET, November 16, 2005

SAP Center, San Jose, California

1 2 3 T
VAN 1 0 23
SJ 0 1 01

M. Ohlund (Canucks - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

E. Jovanovski (Canucks - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

M. Goc (Sharks - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Vancouver (11-5-2) at San Jose (8-7-2) 10:30 pm EST

Vancouver (11-5-2) at San Jose (8-7-2), 10:30 pm EST

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- On their way to first place in the Northwest Division, the Vancouver Canucks have been solid at home and shaky on the road.

The Canucks try to snap a four-game road losing skid when they open a three-game trip Wednesday against the San Jose Sharks.

The streak features two losses in three days at Colorado in late October and a pair of one-goal defeats at Calgary, which lowered the Canucks' road record to 3-4-2 this season.

Todd Bertuzzi registered his fourth career hat trick and Anson Carter scored his fourth goal of the season to lead the Canucks to a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.

San Jose's season has been streaky of late as its three-game skid came after five straight wins, which followed a four-game losing drought. The Sharks have scored just six times in their last four contests.

Steve Bernier and Alyn McCauley scored Saturday for San Jose in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Dallas Stars. In his return after missing eight games with an upper body injury, Evgeni Nabokov made 20 saves.

The Sharks are 8-3-0-1 in their last 12 meetings against the Canucks. However, the teams split their four encounters in 2003-2004.