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Sharks edge Canucks 3-2 via shootout win

Patrick Marleau Joe Thornton

San Jose Sharks left wing Patrick Marleau (12) celebrates his goal with enter Joe Thornton (19) during the scone period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)


All the regular season wins in 2011-12 won’t erase the pain of the stanchion-assisted 2011 Western Conference Finals defeat, but it’s the best measure of revenge the San Jose Sharks can manage against the Vancouver Canucks in January. They edged their hated rivals 3-2 (SO) in a great game to introduce the NBC Sports Network.