SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Chris Higgins ended a wild first period with what turned out to be the winning goal Thursday and Vancouver went on to defeat San Jose 4-2.
The Sharks, who won 10 of their first 12 games this season, have lost four in a row. This was only their second setback in regulation.
The teams combined for five goals in the first period, the last of them coming with Higgins with 1:05 to go. That put the Canucks in front 3-2 and the only other goal in the game came from Zack Kassian 5:22 into the second period.