Canucks' Burrows Picks Up Two Points In Playoff Loss: Alex Burrows picked up a goal and an assist in Tuesday's series-clinching loss to the Sharks. (Updated 5/8/13)
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Alex Burrows picked up his play over the final two games of the series with three points, but his play wasn't enough for the Canucks to avoid being knocked out of the first round of the playoffs for the second consecutive season. (Updated 5/8/13).
05/08/2013 01:55 Marleau's OT goal completes Sharks' sweep of Canucks
Patrick Marleau scored a power-play goal 13:18 into overtime and the San Jose Sharks completed their first playoff sweep in franchise history, beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 Tuesday night.
05/06/2013 00:52 Sharks pull away, take 3-0 series lead on Canucks
Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture each scored twice to spoil Cory Schneider's return to the nets for Vancouver and the San Jose Sharks won their third consecutive game to open the playoffs, beating the Canucks 5-2 on Sunday night.
Alex Burrows once again put together a solid offensive campaign, finishing with 52 points, the second highest total of his career. He also shook off concerns that his penalty minute totals would continue to drop by climbing from 77 minutes in the sin bin in 2010-11 to 90 last season. While he doesnt possess the natural goal-scoring skills needed to be a perennial 35-goal scorer like he was in 2009-10, Burrows is a ferocious competitor who gets to skate with two of the best playmakers (the Sedin Twins) on the planet. Given his spot on the Canucks top line, look for Burrows to continue being a strong source of plus-minus while offering enough point production to be a solid option in many formats. And, if youre in a league that rewards penalty minutes, give him a boost in your rankings. He suffered a minor head injury during the IIHF World Championships while playing for Team Canada this spring, but a quick return just two days later is a good sign hell be fine for training camp. (Updated 8/14/12)