Vancouver Canucks: Playoff History with the San Jose Sharks Predicts the Future?

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Vancouver Canucks: Playoff History with the San Jose Sharks Predicts the Future?
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Kevin Bieksa pummels Patrick Marleau

The official schedule will be released later tonight, but we already know the Vancouver Canucks will be playing the San Jose Sharks in the opening round of 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs.

The Sharks and Canucks have only met in the playoffs once previously, in the 2011 Western Conference finals, when the Canucks won handily in five games.

While I normally would be hesitant to draw inferences from a playoff series that is two years in the past, the teams are fairly unchanged. 

Alain Vigneault and Todd McLellan still coach the Canucks and Sharks, respectively.

Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler will try to outscore Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton and Logan Couture.

Raffi Torres will still be throwing big hits, although he has switched sides from the Canucks to the Sharks.

Here are the highlights and key points from the previous playoff series.

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