SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sami Salo scored twice and Ryan Kesler added a goal as the Vancouver Canucks capitalized on three two-man advantages in the second period to beat the San Jose Sharks, 4-2, Sunday in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals to take a three-games-to-one series lead. The Canucks scored the three goals in a span of 1 minute, 55 seconds, needing only 37 seconds on the three five-on-three situations to beat Antti Niemi three times.
Alexandre Burrows added an even-strength goal in the third period as the Canucks moved to the brink of reaching the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1994.
Focus shifts to Game 5
BOSTON - The Boston Bruins know they must concentrate on every shift. They have to focus even harder right after Tampa Bay scores.
The Lightning have packed key goals into quick bursts that have sent them into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday night.
"We were really positive, even though we were down, 3-0," said forward Simon Gagne, who scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period of a 5-3 win in Game 4.