Loui Eriksson, J.T. Miller and Quinn Hughes likewise scored for the Canucks, who won for the 11th time in 14 games and extended their house winning streak to 8 games. Jake Virtanen and Adam Gaudette, playing in his 100th NHL video game, each had 2 assists for Vancouver, who outshot the Sharks 38-17. Barclay Goodrow scored for the Sharks, who lost their third successive game."That was top to bottom another good video game," Canucks coach Travis Green stated. "The last two games at house were pretty total video games by our group. Canucks hand Sharks 3rd straight loss:
Jake Virtanen and Adam Gaudette, playing in his 100th NHL video game, each had 2 assists for Vancouver, who outshot the Sharks 38-17. Thatcher Demko, making his 3rd start in the last 19 video games, stopped 16 shots.
"It's going to resemble this through the remainder of the video games," Eriksson said. "Tight video games and every video game is going to be big to get points."
Barclay Goodrow scored for the Sharks, who lost their third consecutive game. Aaron Dell made 35 conserves.
"We pretty much didn't appear the entire game," Dell said. "We simply stopped everything that succeeded. This is practically the implications of that. I don't understand why it changed or when it changed."
Pearson offered the Canucks a 2-0 lead at 5:01 of the third duration when he deflected a shot by Virtanen past Dell.
The Sharks finally showed some life when Goodrow scored off a scramble at 7:09. Hughes brought back Vancouver's two-goal lead just 37 seconds later on when his shot from the blue line wound up in the net.
Miller made it 4-1 off a beautiful pass from Virtanen on a 2-on-1 at 15:27.
"In a game like that, you're peppering their goalie," Pearson stated. "He's conserving them all and they're not getting any shots. It generally can go one way or another. Good idea it went our method tonight."
The Canucks outshot the Sharks 27-7 after two periods, consisting of 18-4 in the second, however led simply 1-0.
Eriksson's goal came at 14:05 of the second. Pearson whiffed a shot that sent out the puck dripping to the internet. Eriksson lifted the stick of San Jose defenceman Erik Karlsson, then batted the puck behind Dell for his 5th goal of the season.
San Jose challenged, arguing Vancouver was offside. The objective was supported on video evaluation and San Jose was assessed a charge, however the Canucks failed to score on the power play.
"That was leading to bottom another great video game," Canucks coach Travis Green stated. "The last 2 video games in the house were pretty complete games by our group. We talked about being a committed group, resistant, and we were this evening."
Sharks forward Kevin Labanc stated frustration resulted in a melee late in the game that saw 60 minutes in charges given out.
"We all just wish to win so severely," Labanc said. "We're kind of stuck in the mud today. It's not enjoyable. Stress develops. Next thing you know, stuff like that takes place."