From the outset of this series, it looked like it was the Vancouver Canucks who smelled blood in the water against the San Jose Sharks. The Canucks have been on an all out attack on the Sharks since the puck dropped in game 1.
Despite the fact that the Sharks have been able to score first in each of the two games, the Vancouver Canucks have responded each time and have battled back to win. The Canucks generated countless chances in game one and the score didn’t truly reflect their dominance. In Game 2, that all changed.
With four lines rolling, the Canucks took it to the Sharks beating them in every facet of the games. The Canucks won the battles on the boards and they were the more physical team.
In previous years, it would have been the Canucks that were baited into stupid penalties, this year, it was the Sharks that took the bait. A stupid penalty on a hit on Daniel Sedin sent Ben Eager to the box and sparked the rout.
The Canucks went on to score at a torrent pace ending the night with 7 goals. The Sharks will have to regroup after being thoroughly out-played in the first two games of the Western Conference Finals.
Perhaps the most concerning part for the Sharks is that they may have woken up the Sedin twins.