The Vancouver Canucks scored twice in the third period to break a 1-1 tie and defeat the San Jose Sharks, 3-1 in San Jose. Ed Jovanovski and Anson Carter each scored power-play goals in the final period. The win snapped a four-game road losing streak for the Canucks and leaves them 12-5-2 on the season. The Sharks dropped to 8-8-2.

Also in the NHL on Wednesday.

Pittsburgh 3 Philadelphia 2
N.Y. Islanders 7 Atlanta 3
St. Louis 2 Columbus 0
Calgary 3 Detroit 1
Colorado 3 Phoenix 1
Dallas 4 Anaheim 2