Hodgson, however, finished the outburst by netting the game-winner 56 seconds after that as the Canucks snapped a two-game losing streak and avoided their longest winless stretch since last season's playoffs.
Roberto Luongo earned the victory in net, surpassing Kirk McLean (211) for the most wins in franchise history.
The Sharks, losers of three of four, got two goals from Logan Couture in the setback.
Antti Niemi stopped 26-of-30 shots for San Jose.
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