Thatcher Demko #35 of the Vancouver Canucks makes a save during the second period of their NHL game against the San Jose Sharks. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images
By Andrew Phillip Chernoff CanucksBanter
March 24, 2023
Vancouver Canucks (32-34-5), 6th in the Pacific Division) defeated the San JoseSharks (19-38-15), 8th in the Pacific Division) 7-2 to end a 3-game homestand before embarking on a 3-game game road trip.
Vancouver is 8-2-0 in their last 10-games and begin a 3-game road trip Saturday, March 25, against the Dallas Stars; visit Chicago on March 26, and finally St.Louis, March 28.
Connor Garland, J.T. Miller, Phillip Di Giuseppe, Dakota Joshua, and Andrei Kuzmenko each had a goal and an assist; Tyler Myers had 2-assists.
Other Vancouver goals were scored by Sheldon Dries, short-handed; and Vasily Podkolzin.
Single assists went to Quinn Hughes, Elias Pettersson, Anthony Beauvillier, and Nils Aman.
Tomas Hertal and Andrew Agozzino scored for the Sharks, and San Jose goalie James Reimer made 14 saves for the Sharks, who are winless (0-5-3) in their last 8 games.
Canucks starting goalie Thatcher Demko made 17 saves for the Canucks, and is 7-3-0 in Vancouver’s last 12 games, since returning from injury on February 27, 2023.
Vancouver special teams were mixed as the Canucks were 0 for 5 with the man advantage but 2 for 2 on the penalty kill.
- Canucks are 15-16-4, with a 2-game win streak on the road and seven road games left in the season.
- Pettersson has a 10-game point streak (five goals, nine assists).
- Canucks are now 17-18-1 at home, with 5 home games left in the season.