Vancouver at San Jose

    Sharks 4, Canucks 3

    CBS wire reports

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Milan Michalek scored a hat trick to lead San Jose to a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks in the Sharks' home preseason opener Thursday night.

    Michalek's third goal broke a 3-3 tie with just over 2 minutes left after the Canucks had rallied from a 3-0 deficit.

    He tallied his first goal when he put a backhander past goalie Roberto Luongo. It came on a power play in the first 90 seconds of the game. Michalek then scored his second goal with 10 minutes remaining in the second period.

    Jonathan Cheechoo, who led the NHL in goals last season, added his first of the preseason on a power play.

    The Sharks (2-1) were leading 3-0 when Vancouver (0-2) mounted a comeback. Jannick Hansen tallied Vancouver's first goal with just 12 seconds left in the second period.

    Daniel Sedin and his identical twin, Henrik, proceeded to tie the game on successive goals in the third period. Daniel's goal came on a power play at 11:22 and Henrik's scored 2 minutes and 10 seconds later.

    Evgeni Nabokov was in goal for the Sharks for the first of half of the game and held Vancouver scoreless on 23 shots. His replacement Nolan Schaefer gave up the Canucks three goals and finished the game saving just seven of 10 shots.

    The Canucks have opened the preseason with two straight losses.

    Luongo saved 11 of 13 shots. And, his replacement Wade Flaherty finished going 2-for-22.

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    Scoring Summary
    1:30Power Play - Milan Michalek - Assist: Dan Spang
    9:44Power Play - Jonathan Cheechoo - Assists: Mark Bell and Matt Carle
    12:51Milan Michalek - Assists: Steve Bernier and Mark Smith
    19:48Jannik Hansen - Assists: Patrick Coulombe and Marc Chouinard
    11:22Power Play - Daniel Sedin - Assists: Henrik Sedin and Yannick Tremblay
    13:32Henrik Sedin - Assists: Daniel Sedin and Alexander Edler
    17:57Milan Michalek - Assists: Mark Smith and Kyle McLaren
    Penalty Summary
    1:09Lukas Krajicek: tripping - minor
    1:55Lee Goren: interference - minor
    6:10Marc-Edouard Vlasic: tripping - minor
    9:40Tyler Bouck: hooking - minor
    12:22Ville Nieminen: hooking - minor
    16:52Jannik Hansen: goaltender interference - minor
    1:24Rob Davison: interference - minor
    5:01Milan Michalek: cross-checking - minor
    8:15Lukas Krajicek: hooking - minor
    9:28Willie Mitchell: holding - minor
    10:38Jonathan Cheechoo: hooking - minor
    14:22Vladimir Kutny: hooking - minor
    18:00Mark Smith: elbowing - minor
    18:00Ryan Kesler: boarding - minor
    6:03Jesse Schultz: holding - minor
    10:04Mark Smith: hooking - minor
    Vancouver9186 33
    San Jose61316 35
    Attendance - 13772
    Game Time - 60:00
    Referees - Mick McGeough, Kelly Sutherland
    Line Judges - Jay Sharrers, Mark Wheler
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