Patrick Marleau (Ivan Makarov, Wikimedia Commons)
The first team has been knocked out from the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. On Tuesday evening, the third seeded Vancouver Canucks lost 4-3 to the San Jose Sharks when Patrick Marleau scored at 13:18 on the power play in overtime. San Jose won the Western Conference Quarterfinal 4-0.
The Sharks had the man advantage in the extra period because Daniel Sedin was given a two minute minor for boarding Sharks’ winger Tommy Wingels.
Joe Pavelski also came up big for the Sharks as he scored twice.
This is the very first time that the Sharks have swept an opponent in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Marleau meanwhile scored in every game in the series for the Sharks, who now have time to rest for the Western Conference Semi-Finals.
In other action, the Ottawa Senators got a big overtime goal from Kyle Turris to take a 3-1 series lead on the Montreal Canadiens with a 3-2 victory. The Senators were down 2-0 in the third period, before getting goals from Mike Zibanejad and Cory Conacher. Conacher’s goal came with 23 seconds left in the third period, while it appears that Zibanejad’s goal was kicked in.