Tuesday's NHL preview: Canucks versus Sharks

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Tuesday's playoff game involving a Canadian team:

San Jose at Vancouver, 9 p.m. ET

Sharks—San Jose has its back against the wall heading into Game 5. The Sharks are down 3-1 in the series against Vancouver and need to win every game to avoid being eliminated in the Western Conference final for the second straight year.

Canucks—Just one more win and Vancouver is in the Stanley Cup final. The Canucks put a stranglehold on their series with San Jose and now have a shot at returning to the Cup series for the first time in 17 years.

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