The story of Game 4 between the San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks can be summed up with one game stat:
San Jose 0-for-5
Like Bourne noted earlier, with the series getting deeper, discipline would be a major factor and it showed again today. For another game, Vancouver began a march to the penalty box, taking the first five in Game 4, but the Sharks' inability to capitalize on those opportunities cost them dearly as the Canucks took a 3-1 series lead after a 4-2 victory.
As we've seen many times in the NHL, any time a team takes multiple penalties in a row, you just know things will swing the other way soon enough and they sure did for the Canucks. San Jose took four penalties in a 2:46 span in the second period, giving Vancouver three straight 5-on-3 powerplays -- something that according to the Elias Stats Bureau has never happened in a playoff game before -- that turned the game for good.
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