Canucks Vs. Sharks, Game 4 Score: Despite San Jose Power Plays, A Scoreless First Period

Vancouver and San Jose have gotten used to high-scoring games and first period goals in their Western Conference Finals series. Game 4 isn't there quite yet, and the teams are tied 0-0 after one period in San Jose.

After a combined eight first period goals in the first three games of this series, the Canucks and Sharks settled into a defensive battle in Game 4. And the power play, which has been key to both teams, has yet to produce any Game 4 goals.

San Jose has gotten three power plays on three separate Vancouver penalties, including one just 26 seconds into the game, but hasn't been able to break the scoreless tie. And the Sharks have yet to be whistled for a penalty, leaving the Canucks without a man advantage through 20 minutes, while a Vancouver penalty on Raffi Torres will give San Jose a fourth power play to start the second period.

Fortunately for the penalty-happy Canucks, Roberto Luongo has been very good, making 10 saves in the first.

For more on the NHL's Western Conference Final, check in with our Sharks vs. Canucks series hub, as well as our blogs: Fear The Fin covering the Sharks and Nucks Misconduct covering the Canucks. You can find more local coverage at SB Nation Bay Area and Battle of California.

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