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Vancouver rallies past Sharks 3-2 in Game one of the Western Conference Final

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
May 16th, 2011

Henrik Sedin and Kevin Bieksa scored third period goals to rally the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks Sunday night in game one of the Western Conference Final at the Rogers Arena.

Game two in the best-of-seven series goes Wednesday in Vancouver.

San Jose held period leads of 1-0 and 2-1 before Vancouver took over the third period, dominating the Sharks.

Henrik Sedin had a goal and an assist while Maxim Lapierre added the other goal for Vancouver.

Despite a gaffe in the first period where he gave the puck right to Joe Thornton, Roberto Luongo made 27 saves for the victory and was solid for the most part for Vancouver,.

Anti Niemi made 35 saves for the loss.

Patrick Marleau, on the power play with his fourth of the playoffs also scored for the Sharks.


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