Sunday's game: Playoff points to watch

May, 22, 2011

No. 1 Vancouver Canucks at No. 2 San Jose Sharks (Canucks lead 2-1), 3 p.m. ET

  • Patrick Marleau has scored in four consecutive games after going seven straight playoff games without a goal.
  • The Sharks are 4-0 at home this postseason when scoring a power-play goal, and they are 6 for 13 with the man advantage this series.
  • San Jose has allowed nine goals in the third period in this series and has given up the most third-period goals in the entire postseason (22).
  • Roberto Luongo hasn't won in San Jose since April 7, 2007.
  • Kevin Bieksa has seven goals in 28 playoff games over the past two seasons. He has nine goals in 121 regular-season games in those same two seasons.
  • Logan Couture's seven playoff goals are the most by a rookie in the past 20 postseasons.
  • The last time the Sharks won Games 3 and 4 after losing the first two games of a series came in the 2004 conference finals against the Flames. San Jose lost that series in six games.
  • The last time the Canucks lost Games 3 and 4 after winning the first two games of a series came in the 2002 conference quarterfinals against the Red Wings. Vancouver lost that series in six games.



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