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Recap: Sharks 3, Canucks 2
Line Movements
Date: May 03, 2013 10:00 PM EDT
  

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - A minute from defeat, the San Jose Sharks dug deep.

Patrick Marleau scored in the final minute of regulation and Raffi Torres won it at 5:31 of overtime, giving the Sharks a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 2 of their playoff series Friday night.

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Vancouver even missed a shot at an empty net before Marleau forced overtime.

``I think it shows a lot about our team,' said Torres. ``We give up the lead, they were playing great. They were coming at us with everything. We showed a lot of determination, a lot of perseverance.'

The Sharks took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, which shifts to San Jose for games Sunday and Tuesday. San Jose was 17-2-5 at home this season.

Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau, whose goal in the final minute of the third period forced overtime, also scored for San Jose.

The Canucks took their sixth consecutive loss in a home playoff game. Now, they might not get another one after winning their fifth consecutive Northwest Division title.

Ryan Kesler scored two third-period goals for Vancouver, helping the Canucks overcome a 1-0 deficit that stood since the first period.

``I thought we played exceptional tonight,' said Kesler. ``We just didn't get it done. We have to regroup and focus on Game 3. Tomorrow we will learn from this and move on.'

Perhaps. But Canucks coach Alain Vigneault saw too many negatives Friday night.

``It's about making a couple more plays,' he said. We should be disappointed and upset with ourselves, however you want to call it. But we were a couple plays away and a couple of seconds away from getting the win.

``Empty net. Play in our end. Disappointing. It's going to burn for a couple more hours.'

The Sharks outshot the Canucks 33-31 as Vancouver's Roberto Luongo and San Jose's Antti Niemi waged a goaltending battle for most of the game.

Shortly after getting hurt blocking Jason Garrison's shot, Thornton put in a rebound while falling down after Luongo stopped Brent Burns' deflection. The Sharks outshot the Canucks 10-4 in the first period after recovering from a slow start

San Jose had a goal disallowed at 6:08 of the second period. Joe Pavelski put in his own rebound but Tommy Wingels was deemed guilty of incidental contact with Luongo as he knocked him into a goalpost.

Luongo came up big near the midway mark as he stopped Torres, sprawling and catching the puck after a Vancouver giveaway.

Kesler created a 1-1 tie just 59 seconds into the third period as he put home a slap shot from the blue line during a power play. The goal came 20 seconds after San Jose's Andrew Desjardins was sent off for tripping Alex Edler.

Kesler put the Canucks ahead just over seven minutes later after a San Jose giveaway. Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle passed it up the middle and it deflected off Pavelski's stick and right to Kesler alone in the high slot. He ripped a slapper over Niemi's outstretched leg and blocker.

But Marleau forced overtime during a wild scramble. He poked in a puck that was lying in the crease after his shot squeezed through Luongo's legs and came to rest just in front of the goal line.

Just over a minute into overtime, Edler clanked a shot off the crossbar, and with Vancouver pressing, San Jose coach Todd McLellan called a timeout. Moments later, Torres scored on a 2-on-1 with Burns to give the Sharks the win.

``Right now, it's two very evenly matched teams, two teams competing really hard, and we're on the wrong side right now,' said Vigneault. ``We've been on the wrong side for two games. We've got to find a way to get on the right side.'

NOTES: Vancouver converted 1 of 3 power-play chances while San Jose was blanked on five. ... Sharks winger Martin Havlat missed the game due to an undisclosed injury suffered in Game 1. ... Rookie Joe Cannata again served as Luongo's backup as Cory Schneider continued to recover from an undisclosed injury suffered late in the regular season. Schneider took the morning skate, but the Canucks had not yet decided whether he will travel to San Jose.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Sharks at Canucks
Wed, May 1 Final 3 to 1
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Sharks at Canucks
Fri, May 3 Final 3 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Canucks at Sharks
Sun, May 5 Final 2 to 5
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
Canucks at Sharks
Tue, May 7 Final 3 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   PUC   O/U 
 SAN  +115      5 
 VAN  -135      
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   PUC   O/U 
 SAN  +110      5 
 VAN  -130      
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   PUC   O/U 
 SAN  45%   13%   39% 
 VAN  55%   87%   61% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 NHL HEAD TO HEAD
 May 1, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SAN 3 Under: 4 
 VAN 1 Cover: 248 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Apr 1, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 VAN 2 Push: 5 
 SAN 3 Cover: 281 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Mar 5, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SAN 3 Push: 5 
 VAN 2 Cover: 259 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Jan 27, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 VAN 1 Under: 5 
 SAN 4 Cover: 273 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps

 NHL RECAPS
 Friday, May 3
 
    Senators at Canadiens
7:05 PM EDT
    Islanders at Penguins
7:05 PM EDT
    Wild at Blackhawks
9:35 PM EDT
    Sharks at Canucks
10:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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