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Sharks looking to continue dominance at home

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Vancouver (19-12-3) at San Jose (26-4-3), 10:00 pm EST

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- For the San Jose Sharks,

there's no place like home.

Evgeni Nabokov and the Sharks will attempt to continue their

incredible success at the HP Pavilion on Tuesday when they host

the Vancouver Canucks.

Nabokov made 32 saves and captain Patrick Marleau netted the

game-winner as San Jose avoided its first three-game losing

streak with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers.

Defenseman Dan Boyle and Ryane Clowe scored power-play goals 25

seconds apart in the first

period for San Jose, which is 17-0-2 at the HP Pavilion.

Joe Thornton had two assists for the Sharks, who have not lost a

regular season game in regulation at "The Shark Tank" since

February 14. Over this remarkable stretch, San Jose is 24-0-3

at home.

The Canucks, who are coming off a 4-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks

on Monday, will try to end that remarkable streak.

"It's going to be a good test," Vancouver center Ryan Kesler

said. "That's why you play the game, you play the game to play

against the best and it's going to be exciting and I know it's

back-to-back, but I think this team plays better on the second

game of a back-to-back."

Daniel Sedin had a pair of goals Monday for Vancouver, which has

won three of its last four contests. The Canucks are 9-8-2 on

the road.