The battle between the Canucks and Sharks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as San Jose was handed a 7-3 defeat on Wednesday at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver won as a -154 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Daniel Sedin (2), Raffi Torres, Chris Higgins, Aaron Rome, Kevin Bieksa, and Mason Raymond each scored for the Canucks in the victory. Sedin opened the scoring for Vancouver, finding the back of the net at 9:39 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Henrik Sedin and Dan Hamhuis.
Roberto Luongo turned in a 28-save effort for the Canucks.
Patrick Marleau, Ben Eager, and Logan Couture scored for the Sharks, finding the net behind Roberto Luongo.
San Jose got a 31-stop effort from Antti Niemi in the loss.
On the power play, Vancouver went 3-for-7, while the Sharks were 2-for-2 with the man advantage.
San Jose lost the shots on goal battle to Vancouver by a margin of 38-31.