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Trio help Canucks skate past Sharks

Oct 3, 2008 - 4:49 AM VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- The Vancouver Canucks' new top line certainly was in fine form on Thursday night.

Steve Bernier, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin each tallied as the Canucks posted a 3-2 preseason victory over the San Jose Sharks.

Daniel Sedin added two assists and twin brother Henrik picked up one while backup Curtis Sanford made 31 saves for Vancouver, which recently named Roberto Luongo captain - making him the first NHL goaltender to receive the honor in 61 years.

A big offseason acquisition for the Canucks, Bernier started training camp playing alongside rookie Cody Hodgson and veteran Pavol Demitra until joining the Sedins on the top line.

After Riley Armstrong gave the Sharks a 1-0 lead with 2:35 left in the first period, Bernier and Daniel Sedin netted power-play goals in the second session to give Vancouver a brief edge.

Joe Pavelski tied the game with 4:01 to go in the second, but Henrik Sedin snapped the deadlock 39 seconds into the third, beating Evgeni Nabokov to the glove side with a wrist shot. The Sharks' netminder was out of position after defenseman Kevin Bieksa's slap shot caromed off the end boards.

Bieksa collected a pair of assists for the Canucks, who were outshot, 12-3, in the first period and by a 13-4 margin in the third.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    SAN JOSE 1 1 0 2
    VANCOUVER 0 2 1 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - RILEY ARMSTRONG 1 (LUKAS KASPAR) 17:25
    2ND PRD: VAN - (PP) STEVE BERNIER 2 (SAMI SALO, DANIEL SEDIN) 5:24
    VAN - (PP) DANIEL SEDIN 2 (KEVIN BIEKSA, HENRIK SEDIN) 8:28
    SAN - JOE PAVELSKI 2 (RYANE CLOWE, MILAN MICH

    Oct 3 12:27 AM


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    SAN JOSE 2
    VANCOUVER 3
    3RD PRD: VAN - (PP) HENRIK SEDIN 1 (KEVIN BIEKSA, DANIEL SEDIN) 0:39

    Sharks 2, Canucks 3  3rd - 19:21Oct 2 11:54 PM


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    San Jose
    1 1 --2
    Vancouver 0 2 --2
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    Shots on goal:
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    San Jose 12 8 --20
    Vancouver 3 13 --16
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    Goalies : San Jose, Evgeni Nabokov (16 shots, 14 saves). Vancouver,
    Curtis Sanford (20 shots, 18 saves). Referees: Chris Le

    Oct 2 11:35 PM


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    SAN JOSE 2
    VANCOUVER 2
    2ND PRD: SAN - JOE PAVELSKI 2 (RYANE CLOWE, MILAN MICHALEK) 15:59

    Sharks 2, Canucks 2  2nd - 4:01Oct 2 11:29 PM


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    SAN JOSE 1
    VANCOUVER 2
    2ND PRD: VAN - (PP) DANIEL SEDIN 2 (KEVIN BIEKSA, HENRIK SEDIN) 8:28

    Sharks 1, Canucks 2  2nd - 11:32Oct 2 11:15 PM


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    SAN JOSE 1
    VANCOUVER 1
    2ND PRD: VAN - (PP) STEVE BERNIER 2 (SAMI SALO, DANIEL SEDIN) 5:24

    Sharks 1, Canucks 1  2nd - 14:36Oct 2 11:08 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    SAN JOSE 1 1
    VANCOUVER 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: SAN - RILEY ARMSTRONG 1 (LUKAS KASPAR) 17:25
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    SAN 12 12
    VAN 3 3
    GOALIES: SAN - EVGENI NABOKOV
    VAN - CURTIS

    Oct 2 10:43 PM


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    SAN JOSE 1
    VANCOUVER 0
    1ST PRD: SAN - RILEY ARMSTRONG 1 (LUKAS KASPAR) 17:25

    Sharks 1, Canucks 0  1st - 2:35Oct 2 10:40 PM
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