Goalie Aaron Dell will get his fourth start in net this season as the Sharks face the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday hoping to get its sagging power play going and avoid back-to-back losses.

Vancouver (8-6-2) is 2-3-1 in its last six games,adidas Auston Matthews jersey, but remains tied for third in the Pacific Division. The Sharks (8-6-0) are sixth, but have two games in hand on the five teams above them.

“They have a pretty similar lineup to last year, but they’ve been pretty hot and it looks like they’ve figured out how to work within the style of their players,adidas Daniel Sedin jersey,” Dell said of the Canucks. “It’s showing for them. They’re a skilled team. We’re going to have to be good tonight.”

Rookie forward Brock Boeser leads the Canucks with 14 points while center Bo Horvat has 13 points and Sven Baertschi has 12. Noted tough guy Derek Dorsett, perhaps remarkably, leads Vancouver with seven goals.

” Dell said.,“They’re looking more like the old Canucks instead of the ones from last year

Here are three things to watch as the Sharks aim to end a five-game homestand on a positive note.

getting just two shots on goal while allowing a handful of quality scoring chances at the other end.,adidas Henrik Sedin jersey,The Sharks looked lost in the two times they had the man advantage against the Lightning

moving around and looking to find open shooting lanes.,Coach Pete DeBoer said Saturday the Sharks will look to be a little more set in their positions Saturday. The Sharks in the past have tended to be a little more fluid with their spots

The Sharks have converted just twice on the power play in their last 20 tries over five games.

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” DeBoer said. “We’ve shot around some different ideas,“It just has to be better, we’re going to do some different things. Maybe get to some more set positions instead of the interchangeability that we’ve kind of been using here lately where everyone’s kind of rolling around,Authentic T. J. Oshie jersey, filling for each other. I think we’re going to get to some more structure.”

Defenseman Brent Burns on Saturday morning was taking one-timer after one-timer on the right side just inside the blue line with an object set up near the top of the circle to mimic a shot blocker. Look for, naturally, Joe Pavelski to set up shop in front of the net.

which ranked 18th in the NHL at 17.5 percent as of Saturday morning,If the power play, doesn’t start to improve,adidas Patrik Laine jersey, then changes in the five-man personnel might be on the horizon.

Logan Couture,Last season, the Sharks finished with the 25th-ranked power play at 16.7 percent and the first unit of Burns, Thornton, Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau remained intact all year when all five players were healthy.

” if the power play struggles,“There’s no doubt that we’re not going to go all year with it, DeBoer said. “It isn’t where it was last year and we see the potential that it’s going to be better than that, but there’s no doubt we’re not going to wait all year for that to come around.”

winning three games in Vancouver and outscoring them 6-2 in two games at SAP Center.,2. Can they take care of business against perceived non-playoff teams? The Sharks were 5-0 against the Canucks last season

There’s no question the Canucks are playing better right now in their first season under new coach Travis Green than they did the last two years under Willie Desjardins.

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Still, the expectation for many is that the Canucks will fall out of the playoff picture at some point, and the Sharks need to pile up points against perceived non-playoff teams.

10 Tampa Bay players hit and scoresheet and five different players scored goals in a 5-2 win.,Authentic Auston Matthews jersey,The Lightning feature nine players with 10 or more points each. On Thursday versus the Kings

Tampa Bay’s transition game defies opposition. It took the Lightning eight seconds to go from their own goal line to seeing the puck sail into the Kings’ net Thursday night.

Signs point to the Ducks awakening offensively. Anaheim has gained points in the last three games. The team came back from an early one-goal deficit to beat Vancouver. Three Ducks’ goals in Thursday’s 4-1 win came on the power play. Anaheim had scored only five power-play goals this season prior to that game.

“Everything is good now.” He will start against the Lightning.,Authentic Daniel Sedin jersey,Gibson practiced Friday and Saturday and proclaimed

Tampa Bay comes to the game with resolve.

” Killorn said after Thursday’s win. “There’s a ton of confidence in this room. We realize that our top guys are doing really well. They’re feeding our whole team.”,adidas T. J. Oshie jersey,“We realize that we’ve got one more game to really make this a great road trip

Matching speed against Tampa Bay, which the Kings were set to do, is not a winning strategy. The alternative,Authentic Henrik Sedin jersey, is not Anaheim’s game., playing lock-down defense

they will accomplish what teams with a stellar reputation (the Sharks) and a stellar record (the Kings) could not.,Everything must go well for the Ducks to prevail. Doing so

The Sharks coach said the organization’s up-and-comers will need to step forward and contribute in a vein similar to the Pittsburgh Penguins youngsters, Jake Guentzel,adidas Alex Ovechkin jersey, Bryan Rust and Conor Sheary, Chris Tierney and Joonas Donskoi., last season. The Sharks coach also insisted that the team will need snap-back seasons from key players such as,Authentic Patrik Laine jersey, Mikkel Boedker

Through 14 games, recording five goals while climbing from the Sharks third line into a top line role., Donskoi is the only forward in this group who’s truly delivering on DeBoer’s request

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The Finnish forward heard DeBoer’s message loud and clear, so he started a pilates training program, who continues to be among the best-conditioned athletes in the NHL at 38., noticing how beneficial it was to Marleau

“One thing about Donny, is that he always works really hard. I just told him not to get away from what he’s doing,” Pavelski said. “It just takes patience to get it back. Sometimes, at times.”, it can be a simple bounce. It can be just relaxing