Burns Scores In Sharks Overtime Win: Brent Burns scored on a redirection in the Sharks series-clinching win Tuesday. (Updated 5/8/13)
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This was Brent Burns first goal of the playoffs, but he ends round one with three points in four games. This is the best scoring rate he's had in his four postseason appearances. He continues to be effective on San Jose's first line. (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.
Brent Burns, the former first round pick of the Minnesota Wild, had a slow start in his first year with San Jose. However, he did experience a second half surge that resulted in leading the Sharks defense in goals with 11. The 27-year old should be coming into his prime and is thought to be the future anchor of the defense. At 6-5 and 224, he is a force on the ice and, with better conditioning, could see an increase of ice time from last year's 22 minutes-plus per game. Last season Burns lead the Sharks' defense with five power play goals, which means he'll probably see plenty of time with the first unit during the man-advantage. (Updated 8/14/12)