Vancouver Hopes To Snap 9-Game Winning Streak Of Sharks At Rogers Arena
The Vancouver Canucks are looking to play the role of streak breakers tonight as they host Pacific division rivals San Jose Sharks, hoping to snap a 9-game winning streak of the Sharks at Rogers Arena dating back to March 5, 2013 (7 regular season + 2 playoffs), at Rogers Place, and in doing so, ending their 8-game losing streak.
San Jose is looking to improve its postseason positioning this week with two games against the Canucks starting tonight in Vancouver, and on Thursday in San Jose, after clinching a berth in the Stanley Cup playoffs on Monday night against the Los Angeles Kings with a 5-2 win.
Markus Granlund, who has missed the last seven games with an upper-body injury, is expected to return tonight while Linden Vey is a healthy scratch.
According to the Canucks website, look for Jacob Markstrom to be between the pipes for Vancouver.
Markstrom is 2-5-0 in his last seven games, and has lost his last four starts, through no fault of his own. The Canucks only scored 2 goals and surrendered 12 goals; Markstrom facing 139 shots, stopping 127, for a .914 Sv%, in those four consecutive losses.
Injured for Vancouver: D Christopher Tanev (lower body) and F Derek Dorsett (upper body) are day-to-day. D Luca Sbisa (upper body) is week-to-week. F Radim Vrbata (knee) is out for the season. F Brandon Sutter (fractured jaw) and D Alexander Edler (fibula fracture) are on the injured reserve list and are out for the season.
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