Sharks vs. Canucks: Beating Vancouver is so nice the Sharks will try to do it twice

Remember Sharks hockey? It's back, in preseason form.

It's the rare double gameday as the Sharks take on the Vancouver Canucks at Stockton Arena here in California and also take on the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena in British Columbia. At the same time. Well, not quite, as the game in Stockton begins an hour and a half later than the game in Vancouver but for at least an hour-long span tonight the Sharks and Canucks will be playing each other in two different places at once.

Sadly, the teams didn't actually clone their rosters (although there are these two guys on the Canucks that look nearly identical...someone should probably look into that) but instead split them up, with one squad from each club slated to represent their team in Stockton while another skates in Vancouver. Here's lineup and broadcast information for the first two games of the (exhibition) season:

Sharks vs. Canucks in Vancouver

San Jose Sharks


Vancouver Canucks
0-0-0, 0 points
0-0-0, 0 points
Preseason Game 1
Preseason Game 1

6PM PDT | Rogers Arena | Vancouver, British Columbia
TV: NHL Network | Radio: Team 1040
Know Your Enemy: Canucks Army, Nucks Misconduct, Pass It To Bulis

Projected Sharks Lineup

Patrick Marleau - Logan Couture - Matt Nieto
Tye McGinn - Freddie Hamilton - Tommy Wingels
Micheal Haley - Adam Burish - Mike Brown
Rylan Schwartz - Melker Karlsson - Tyler Kennedy

Scott Hannan - Brent Burns
Matt Irwin - Jason Demers
Konrad Abeltshauser - Dylan Demelo

Alex Stalock
J.P. Anderson

Projected Canucks Lineup

Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Radim Vrbata
Hunter Shinkaruk - Linden Vey - Alex Friesen
Michael Zalewski - Bo Horvat - Derek Dorsett
Ronalds Kenins - Kellan Lain - Dane Fox

Dan Hamhuis - Jordan Subban
Alex Edler - Frank Corrado
Peter Andersson - Kevin Bieksa

Eddie Lack
Joel Cannata

Sharks vs. Canucks in Stockton

Vancouver Canucks


San Jose Sharks
0-0-0, 0 points
0-0-0, 0 points
Preseason Game 2
Preseason Game 2

7:30PM PDT | Stockton Arena | Stockton, California
TV: N/A | Radio: N/A

Projected Sharks Lineup

Tomas Hertl - Joe Thornton - Joe Pavelski
Nikolay Goldobin - Chris Tierney - Barclay Goodrow
John Scott - Andrew Desjardins - Eriah Hayes
Daniil Tarasov - Travis Oleksuk - Ryan Carpenter

Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Justin Braun
Mirco Mueller - Matt Tennyson
Taylor Doherty - Taylor Fedun

Antti Niemi
Troy Grosenick

Projected Canucks Lineup

Alexandre Burrows - Nick Bonino - Zack Kassian
Cal O'Reilly - Brendan Gaunce - Nicklas Jensen
Tom Sestito - Dustin Jeffrey - Alexandre Grenier
Darren Archibald - Cole Cassels - Brandon DeFazio

Yannick Weber - Chris Tanev
Henrik Tommernes - Bobby Sanguinetti
Anton Cederholm - Alex Biega

Jacob Markstrom
Joacim Ericsson