San Jose (3-1-0) at Vancouver (2-1-1) 10:00 pm EDT
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) - The San Jose Sharks try
to rebound from their first defeat of the season when they
finish a three-game road trip Friday against the Vancouver
San Jose had won its first three games before dropping a 6-4
contest to the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.
Jonathan Cheechoo registered a rarity, getting a natural hat
trick with two goals to close the first period and scoring the
opening tally of the second session. But after giving the
Sharks a 3-1 lead, the team could not sustain the advantage.
The Canucks were blanked in four power-play opportunities and
are just 3-for-17 (17.6 percent) with the extra skater this
season. San Jose has been better on the power play than
Vancouver so far, going 6-for-20 (30 percent).