The Vancouver Canucks vs. the San Jose Sharks battle it out on the ice at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA on Sunday, May 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET. Read on to see where fans can watch and listen to a live stream of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoff game online and catch up-to-date feeds and coverage on highlight plays and scores.
The Canucks snagged the no 3 spot in the NHL Western Conference with a 26-15-7 record. Vancouver currently holds the no 6 overall spot in the NHL post-season (out of 16 teams). According to Bleacher Report sports columnist Tom Schreier:
"I'm not sure if the Canucks just checked out against the lowly Oilers at the end of the year or what happened there, but otherwise the Canucks finished strong enough to win their division and get a matchup with a familiar playoff foe: the San Jose Sharks. The blowouts in Dallas and Edmonton, as well as a two-goal loss to Anaheim-a team they could face in the playoffs-look pretty bad, but if we know anything about Vancouver, it's that it's good enough to make a playoff run just about every year."
The Sharks ended the NHL regular season as the no 6 team in the NHL Western Conference with a 25-16-7 record. San Jose snags the no 8 spot heading into the playoffs. As Schreier points out:
"It's not fair to say that the window has closed on the Sharks, even though Vancouver-a team that has had their number in the playoffs-could easily snuff them in the first round. It is a little perplexing, however, that San Jose couldn't finish off bubble teams that did not make the playoffs. The Sharks got mauled in Columbus and dropped games to inferior divisional opponents in Dallas and Phoenix. San Jose has been impressive this season, playing better than many thought it would, but losses to teams like the Jackets, Stars and Coyotes have to be concerning to hockey fans in the Bay Area."
The Sharks proved victorious in Games 1 and 2 against the Canucks.
Tonight's playoff Game 3 should prove a fierce battle on the ice between two of NHL West's top teams.
For ESPN's complete NHL power rank standings for the regular 2012-2013 season, go here.
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