Canucks Defeat the Sharks In Shoot Out 5-4

March 11

The best team in the NHL-Vancouver Canucks, Defeat the Hottest team in the NHL-San Jose Sharks.

Last nights thriller in San Jose was nothing short of pure playoff calibur as the Vancouver Canucks win their 4th straight game in a 5 game road 5-4. Three goals were scored in the last two minutes with San Jose tieing it up with 30 seconds remaing in regulation.

With the Vancouver Canucks leading the San Jose Sharks 4-3 with less than a minute to play in the fourth and final meeting between the division leaders Thursday night at the HP Pavilion, Burrows was called for holding the stick giving the Sharks a 6-on-4 power play.

Fourteen seconds into the two-man advantage (Antti Niemi was on the bench), Ryan Clowe scored to even the game to launch the contest into overtime.

Despite being outshot 9-0 in five minutes of extra time, the Canucks fought their way to a shootout and when Burrows stood at centre ice as Vancouver’s second shooter, his mission was clear: score.

A flick of the wrist faking forehand and Burrows drilled the puck top shelf on the backhand lifting the Canucks to a 5-4 win, their fourth consecutive victory and fourth on a five-game road trip.

“Obviously that’s never a good feeling to be in the box when the other team ties it late, but I know a lot of my teammates were supporting me and to get that chance from the coaching staff to go into a shootout and try to win it for the boys was big,” said Burrows, on the heels of Vancouver’s 44th win, six off a franchise record.

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