We’ve all seen some pretty big signature victories this year from the San Jose Sharks, and this game has the potential to be the biggest so far. With the Detroit loss against the Los Angeles Kings, the Sharks are now in prime position to tie for the second seed in the Western Conference.
In the final meeting of these two Western Conference superpowers, the stakes don’t get any higher for either team looking to maintain momentum heading into the playoffs.
The Canucks are atop the NHL with 95 points, currently nine points over the Detroit Red Wings and 11 points over the Sharks.
San Jose is no stranger to taking on the league’s top teams while they are red-hot and the Canucks are no different.
The Canucks have won the first three games of their current five game road trip, winning four of their last five overall and improving to 20-9-4 on the road.
Here are five keys to victory for the Sharks to continue their march into the playoffs.