Thehad their first seven shots of the game on that early power-play. The Canucks would come back with pressure of their own, and then San Jose would end the period with a few more chances on another power play. The Sharks had the edge in shots in the first frame 15-9
Raffi Torres, the former Vancouver Canuck who was a major factor in the playoff series between these teams two years ago, threw the body around in the opening frame, laying the body on several . Torres finished the period with four hits, but the biggest hit of the period might have belonged to San Jose's James Sheppard:
Martin Havlat, one of San Jose's main offensive weapons, left the game in the first and his return is questionable, according to the team. He missed San Jose's final game of the regular season due to a non-specific injury.
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