Elias Pettersson scored two goals and Thatcher Demko had 24 saves as the Vancouver Canucks beat the San Jose Sharks 5-2 on Saturday night.

Pettersson nets a set in Canucks win over Sharks:

Elias Pettersson scored 2 objectives against the Sharks in a 5-2 win for the Vancouver Canucks. 0:57

Aaron Dell had 23 conserves for San Jose. The Sharks were 12-1-1 in their last 14 video games versus Vancouver. They were 3-1 against the Canucks last season.

Demko, a 23-year-old former Boston College standout who won the Mike Richter Award for the most outstanding Division I NCAA goalie in 2016, was seeking his very first career shutout when Vlasic scored his 2nd goal of the season with simply over nine minutes left in the game.

Bo Horvat had two assists for the Canucks. Aaron Dell had 23 saves for San Jose. The Sharks were 12-1-1 in their last 14 video games versus Vancouver. Pettersson scored his 5th goal midway through the 2nd duration.
Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko, centre, made 24 saves in Vancouver's win. (Jim Gensheimer/The Associated Press)

Sutter scored the game's first objective just over four minutes into the first duration.

The nephew of previous Sharks coach Darryl Sutter scored his fourth objective on a backhander simply outside the goalie's circle.

Pettersson scored his fifth objective midway through the second period. The Canucks centre has 13 points (3 objectives, 10 assists) in his last seven games.

The Canucks took a 3-0 lead at 45 seconds of the 2nd period when Dell inadvertently dragged the puck past the red line with his pad after stopping a shot by Virtanen.

Gaudette broke the game open with his second goal with just over five minutes left in the 2nd period.

Pettersson scored his 6th goal scored on a power play at 12:23 of the 3rd to make it 5-1.

The Sharks' penalty-killing unit had not quit an objective in the house this season in 20 previous downsides.

Evander Kane scored his 8th goal for San Jose in the closing seconds.