National Hockey League
Vancouver 4, San Jose 2
When: 10:00 PM ET, Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
Referees: Kyle Rehman, Graham Skilliter
Linesmen: Lonnie Cameron, Kiel Murchison
Attendance: 18524

Markus Granlund's goal at 13:39 of the third period gave the Vancouver Canucks a 4-2 comeback home-ice victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.

Granlund gave the Canucks an insurmountable 3-2 lead, tapping in a rebound off the post during a scramble, as they rallied from a 2-1 deficit with goals two minutes and 21 seconds apart.

The Canucks, who have missed the playoffs for a fourth straight season, posted their third straight home win as they played their final game of 2018-19 at Rogers Arena. Granlund emerged the hero for the second straight game. He also scored the shootout winner Saturday against Dallas. The Sharks suffered their ninth loss in 10 games.

Tanner Pearson scored two goals for the Canucks, while Granlund and Troy Stecher, with an empty-netter in the final two minutes, supplied single markers. Both Loui Eriksson and Bo Horvat posted a pair of assists.

Kevin Labanc and Joe Pavelski tallied for the Sharks. Joe Thornton had two assists.

Vancouver goaltender Thatcher Demko stopped 33 of 35 shots. San Jose netminder Martin Jones blocked 19 of 22.

Pearson opened the scoring 1:28 into the game as he converted Horvat's backhand pass from behind the end boards. Eriksson triggered the scoring play by sending a long lead pass to Horvat.

Pearson netted his second regulation-time goal in four games. He also had a shootout winner, against his former Los Angeles Kings team, in that span, but that marker did not count in his official statistics.

Labanc drew the Sharks even at 5:09 of the first period, deflecting Brenden Dillon's shot and catching Demko going the other way.

Pavelski gave the Sharks a 2-1 lead on a power play just over five minutes later, as he flipped in Tomas Hertl's goalmouth pass.

Pavelski returned to the Sharks lineup after missing seven games with an undisclosed lower-body injury.

Pearson created a 2-2 tie at 11:18 of the second period, as he jammed the puck under Jones. The goal was initially disallowed but overturned to a goal on a video review. Sharks coach Peter DeBoer challenged the ruling, but the goal was allowed to stand after a second video review.

Linesman Lonnie Cameron, 54, officiated his final game before retiring after 23 NHL seasons and a total of 42 in various leagues.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
San Jose   Vancouver
Joe Thornton 2 Points Tanner Pearson 2
Kevin Labanc 1 Goals Tanner Pearson 2
Joe Thornton 2 Assists Loui Eriksson 2
Joe Pavelski 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals Troy Stecher 1
Martin Jones .864 Save Percentage Thatcher Demko .943
Martin Jones 19 Saves Thatcher Demko 33
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
San Jose 35 2 1-4 2-2 9 20
Vancouver 23 4 0-2 3-4 13 33
Upcoming Games
  • Vancouver will play their next game on the road against Nashville. The Canucks have a W/L % of .382 after a win and .478 after a loss.
  • San Jose will play their next game on the road against Edmonton. The Sharks have a W/L % of .591 after a win and .500 after a loss.