Another shootout at Garage

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An uneventful game at GM Place turned into a nail biter Wednesday night as the Canucks overcame a 2-0 San Jose lead to win 4-3 in a shootout, keeping their preseason winning streak alive.

Both Alex Edler and Mason Raymond scored beautiful shootout goals, while Roberto Luongo stopped two of three shots, to give the Canucks the extra frame win. Joe Pavelski had the only San Jose goal.

Edler's point shot tied the game up while Tanner Glass scored 42 seconds later to put the Canucks in the lead. It was Edler's second goal of exhibition play, while Glass got his first.

Mason Raymond got the comeback started by cutting the Sharks' two goal lead in half 7:22 into the third period. The tally was an unassisted effort for the left winger, who now has two preseason goals in three games.

Rob Blake got his first goal of the night with 1:09 left in the third period to send the game into overtime. Jason Demers and Setoguchi had the assists. The tally was originally creditted to Ferriero.

The game was uneventful for most of the night, and that could be due to the Canucks sparingly using their NHL players, dressing mostly skaters destined for Manitoba or the fourth line. This included the likes of Tanner Glass, Mario Bliznak, Matt Pope, Alex Bolduc, Michael Grabner, Michael Funk, Evan Oberg, etc.

Benn Ferriero broke the ice just under two minutes into the middle frames as he managed to put the puck by Luongo, giving the Sharks a 1-0 lead. Joe Thornton and Devin Setoguchi got the helpers on the tally. The Sharks got a cushion goal late in the second period when a Kent Huskins shot got past an unsuspecting Luongo.

"Come October first, it won't matter at all, but what it can do to some extent though is give confidence and maybe even some of the younger guys a better experience on what to expect," said coach Alain Vigneault. He also noted that Michael Grabner will get another game Thursday night.

Vancouver will continue to build on their perfect record Thursday night as they host the Anaheim Ducks at G.M. Place.


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