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National Hockey League
Vancouver 5, San Jose 2
When: 10:30 PM ET, Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Where: SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California
Referees: Frederic L'Ecuyer, Dan O'Halloran
Linesmen: David Brisebois, Michel Cormier
Attendance: 16024

Rookie defenseman Quinn Hughes and forward Tanner Pearson each had a goal and an assist as the visiting Vancouver Canucks rallied for a 5-2 victory against the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.

Tyler Myers, Jake Virtanen and Brandon Sutter also scored for the Pacific Division-leading Canucks (29-18-4), who opened a five-game trip with their fourth consecutive victory and their 13th in the past 16 games. Goaltender Jacob Markstrom made 38 saves.

Tomas Hertl and Brent Burns scored for the Sharks (22-26-4), who lost for the first time in their past five home games. Martin Jones stopped 20 of 24 shots.

The Canucks trailed 2-1 entering the third but scored three times in a span of 5:23 early in the period and Pearson added an empty-netter at 18:50.

Myers tied the score at 2-2 with a shot from the blue line at 2:36 of the third.

Virtanen gave the Canucks their first lead with a power-play goal at 7:00 with San Jose's Marc-Edouard Vlasic serving a double-minor for high sticking.

Sutter scored at 7:59 off a goalmouth scramble to make it 4-2.

Hertl opened the scoring at 4:15 of the first, corralling a long rebound off a shot from teammate Timo Meier and beating Markstrom from the right faceoff dot.

But on his next shift, Hertl was stopped on a backhander by Markstrom before being ridden into the boards by Hughes and Chris Tanev. Hertl was slow to get up with an apparent lower-body injury and didn't return to the game.

Hughes tied it at 11:08 of the first on a slap shot from the blue line that made its way through a maze of players out front and into the upper right corner of the net.

Burns gave the Sharks a 2-1 lead at 5:57 of the second on a shot from the right point that deflected off Myers and into the net.

Markstrom made an acrobatic save on Kevin Labanc in the second period to keep the Canucks within a goal. Markstrom slid across the crease and stacked his pads, then rolled onto his back and kicked his left leg into the air to stop Labanc's shot that appeared headed for the upper part of the net.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Vancouver   San Jose
Quinn Hughes 2 Points Brent Burns 1
Quinn Hughes 1 Goals Brent Burns 1
J.T. Miller 2 Assists Brenden Dillon 1
Jake Virtanen 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jacob Markstrom .950 Save Percentage Martin Jones .833
Jacob Markstrom 38 Saves Martin Jones 20
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 25 5 1-3 2-2 4 38
San Jose 40 2 0-2 2-3 6 20
Upcoming Games
  • San Jose will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Sharks have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play their next game on the road against NY Islanders. The Canucks have a W/L % of .607 after a win and .522 after a loss.