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Canucks hold off furious comeback attempt by Sharks

Sep 28, 2008 - 5:29 AM SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- After Roberto Luongo barely worked up a sweat, Cory Schneider was forced to hang on for dear life.

Schneider made 21 saves in the third period as the Vancouver Canucks withstood a big comeback attempt on Saturday and posted a 3-2 preseason win over the San Jose Sharks.

Luongo had an easy time of it during his 40 minutes of work, turning aside seven shots in each of the first two periods. But the Sharks turned it up against Schneider in the third, unleashing 23 shots and scoring twice to pull within a goal.

Ryane Clowe got San Jose on the board at 9:24, tipping Mike Morris' shot past Schneider for a power-play tally. With goaltender Brian Boucher pulled for an extra attacker, the Sharks closed the gap in the final minute as captain Patrick Marleau - who also notched an assist in his preseason debut - scored on a wrist shot with nine seconds remaining.

But it was too little, too late for San Jose, which went 1-for-8 with the man advantage.

Newcomer Pavol Demitra gave Vancouver a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at 12:15 of the first period and Jason Krog, who helped the Chicago Wolves to the American Hockey League's Calder Cup championship last season, doubled the advantage with a shorthander 5 1/2 minutes into the middle session.

Jannik Hansen - who also had an assist - netted what proved to be the game-winner with four minutes to go in the second, firing a wrister past Boucher during a power play.

Boucher finished with 19 saves.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    VANCOUVER 1 2 0 3
    SAN JOSE 0 0 2 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - (PP) PAVOL DEMITRA 1 (ALEXANDER EDLER, MASON RAYMOND)
    12:15
    2ND PRD: VAN - (SH) JASON KROG 1 (JANNIK HANSEN) 5:31
    VAN - (PP) JANNIK HANSEN 1 (MATT PETTINGER, KYLE WELLWOOD)
    16:00
    3RD PRD: SAN - RYANE CLOWE 1 (

    Sep 28 1:03 AM


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    VANCOUVER 3
    SAN JOSE 2
    3RD PRD: SAN - PATRICK MARLEAU 1 (JOE THORNTON, MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC)
    19:51

    Canucks 3, Sharks 2  3rd - 0:09Sep 28 12:59 AM
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    Canucks 3, Sharks 2  3rd - 0:09Sep 28 12:59 AM
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    Canucks 3, Sharks 1  3rd - 6:00Sep 28 12:53 AM


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    VANCOUVER 3
    SAN JOSE 1
    3RD PRD: SAN - RYANE CLOWE 1 (MIKE MORRIS, PATRICK MARLEAU) 9:24

    Canucks 3, Sharks 1  3rd - 10:36Sep 28 12:40 AM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    VANCOUVER 1 2 3
    SAN JOSE 0 0 0 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - (PP) PAVOL DEMITRA 1 (ALEXANDER EDLER, MASON RAYMOND)
    12:15
    2ND PRD: VAN - (SH) JASON KROG 1 (JANNIK HANSEN) 5:31
    VAN - (PP) JANNIK HANSEN 1 (MATT PETTINGER, KYLE WELLWOOD)
    16:00
    SHOTS ON GOAL:

    Sep 28 12:06 AM


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    VANCOUVER 3
    SAN JOSE 0
    2ND PRD: VAN - (PP) JANNIK HANSEN 1 (MATT PETTINGER, KYLE WELLWOOD)
    16:00

    Canucks 3, Sharks 0  2nd - 4:00Sep 28 12:03 AM


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    VANCOUVER 2
    SAN JOSE 0
    2ND PRD: VAN - (SH) JASON KROG 1 (JANNIK HANSEN) 5:31

    Canucks 2, Sharks 0  2nd - 14:29Sep 27 11:41 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    VANCOUVER 1 1
    SAN JOSE 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - (PP) PAVOL DEMITRA 1 (ALEXANDER EDLER, MASON RAYMOND)
    12:15
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    VAN 8 8
    SAN 7 7
    GOALIES: VAN - ROBERT

    Sep 27 11:14 PM


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    VANCOUVER 1
    SAN JOSE 0
    1ST PRD: VAN - (PP) PAVOL DEMITRA 1 (ALEXANDER EDLER, MASON RAYMOND)
    12:15

    Canucks 1, Sharks 0  1st - 7:45Sep 27 11:04 PM