Canucks Vs. Sharks, Game 4: Vancouver Oh So Close To Stanley Cup

Sami Salo tallied two power-play goals and assisted on another as the Vancouver Canucks used special-teams play to take a 4-2 win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.

The victory gives Vancouver a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series, and the franchise is just one step away from its first appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals since 1994.

Vancouver fans shouldn't get ahead of themselves. Stranger things have happened. But still, there's enough kudos for Canuck fans to pass around.

...But special mention has to go to the penalty killers, including Luongo.  Those five straight early could have made this game a much different one early on.  Kudos to the Twins for doing what superstars do, especially Henrik and his four point night.  And, of course, kudos to the fans that took the time and money to make this a less than home game tonight.  We heard you. We heard you sing that national anthem better than the lounge singer they had do it.  Way to go folks!

One more win and then it's kudos for everyone.

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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