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Mikael Samuelsson Scores Twice as Canucks Roll Sharks

The Vancouver Canucks went into Friday night’s game against San Jose focused on shutting down the Sharks’ top scorers.

Offense from all four of their lines was a nice by-product.

Raffi Torres and Mikael Samuelsson scored 1:48 apart early in the second period, and Samuelsson added another goal in the third as the Canucks took advantage of several mistakes during a 6-1 victory over the struggling Sharks.

“That’s that happens when you play good defensively,” captain Henrik Sedin said. “If you can play like this for 60 minutes, teams are going to make mistakes, and sooner or later you are going to get chances like we did.”‘

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