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VANCOUVER, BC – With 6:52 seconds remaining in Thursday’s game in which the Vancouver Canucks were clinging to a 3-2 lead, Jannik Hansen got whistled for a questionable interference call after he got tangled up with San Jose’s Adam Burish. Joe Montana Jersey . Considering the ice already seemed titled in the Sharks favour given the way they had stormed the Canucks net from the opening face-off, it seemed like the Hansen penalty would likely be the break San Jose needed to tie the game. That, however, wasn’t the case. As it has been through the first 14 games of the season, the Canucks penalty kill once again went about its business. Rising to the challenge in a pivotal moment, the Canucks managed to successfully run off the two minutes of short-handed time and the frantic five minutes that followed, and somehow escaped the Shark Tank with a one-goal victory. Despite giving up a power play goal to Logan Couture in the second period, the Canucks finished the night three for four on the penalty kill, pushing their recent run of success to 20 of the last 22 times they’ve been shorthanded. Overall, they sit sixth in the National Hockey League killing penalties with an efficiency rate of 87.3%. That’s up four percent from their final position a year ago when they started strongly on the penalty kill then, as with so many other facets of their game, faded badly in the second half of the season. The Canucks have needed to be strong on the penalty kill in the early going this season as only three teams in the league have been short-handed more than the 55 times they’ve been sent to the penalty box. Goaltending plays a huge role in any successful penalty kill and Ryan Miller has been spectacular in that regard. Including Thursday night, he has been beaten only four times while shorthanded. Chris Tanev (3:12) and Alex Edler (3:07) lead the way as the only Canucks skaters to average over three minutes of short-handed time per game, with Dan Hamhuis (2:39), Brad Richardson (2:29), Chris Higgins (2:10), Kevin Bieksa (2:05) and Nick Bonino (2:02) all over the two-minute mark. “It’s kind of a mindset,” Richardson said of successfully killing penalties. “I do a lot of it and it’s something I do take a lot of pride in. The specialty teams are a huge part of the game and we’ve taken a look at the stats and the more times we win the special teams battles we win the games. Definitely it’s a huge part of our success and every time you get out there you’re trying to focus on keeping the puck out of your net.’ In crunch time on Thursday night, the Canucks were able to make that happen to preserve their 10th victory of the young season. The challenge – and it will be a big one -- will be to keep the penalty kill sharp the remainder of the season. But right now, given the learning curve the Canucks are dealing with trying to implement new head coach Willie Desjardins’s systems in all areas of the ice, it appears the penalty killers are catching on quickly. “To me, there’s maybe a tiny bit of structure change but most of penalty killing is attitude and wanting to outwork the power play,” Richardson said about the changes Desjardins has made while playing a man or two short. “There might be some subtleties on how you fore-check or how you line up when they come at you, but I think most of it comes down to hard work.” Without question, the Canucks penalty killers are putting in the effort and that hard work has been rewarded. One look at Vancouvers lofty perch in the overall standings a month into the new season is proof of that. Charcandrick West Jersey . -- Canadian ski cross star Marielle Thompson accomplished two goals in one race Saturday. Bennie Logan Jersey . -- Andy Granatelli, the former CEO of STP motor oil company who made a mark on motorsports as a car owner, innovator and entrepreneur, has died.Connacht rediscovered their title-winning form to hand PRO12 leaders Ulster a 30-25 defeat in a pulsating seven-try clash at the Sportsground. The Westerners brilliantly secured just their second victory in 21 clashes with the Ulstermen, and in the process pocketed their second successive try-scoring bonus point.First-half tries from Jack Carty, man-of-the-match Cian Kelleher and James Connolly fired Pat Lams men into a 22-8 half-time lead, with Craig Gilroy notching Ulsters only five-pointer while Connacht prop Conor Carey was in the sin bin. Ulsters resurgence started with early second-half tries from Rory Best and Jared Payne, bringing them level within five minutes, but Kelleher completed his brace and Carty kicked a 60th-minute penalty as Les Kiss side lost for the first time this season.The sidelined trio of Matt Healy, Kieran Marmion and Peter Robb took Connachts list of injured or unavailable players to 20, but a barnstorming run from hooker Dave Heffernan had the hosts in scoring range within two minutes. Pat Lam saw his side rediscover their title-winning form that saw them claim the PRO12 for the first time last season Caolin Blade also wriggled free before his half-back partner Carty weaved through to score under the posts and convert. Paddy Jackson settled Ulster down with a penalty, and a lovely offload from former Connacht prop Rodney Ah You set Payne free over halfway. Connacht survived a couple of sustained bouts of pressure in their 22, with Jake Heenan and Carey both forcing ruck penalties.Connacht showed the visitors how to do it with two superb tries in the 25th and 26th minutes. From an extended spell of attacking, the forwards and Bundee Aki sucked in the defenders and Tiernan OHallorans arcinng pass sent Kelleher stepping inside Tommy Bowe to score wide on the left. Derrick Johnson Jersey. #160;Carty hit the post with the difficult conversion but added the extras to Connollys effort as Connacht swept through soft Ulster defending straight from the restart.Ulster came storming back, a run of penalties leading to Connacht tighthead Carey seeing yellow for side-entry at an advancing maul. In the next phase, Paul Marshalls floated pass put Gilroy over in the left corner.Jackson failed to convert from out wide before a Kelleher-inspired attack saw Carty punish further Ulster indiscipline with a 38th-minute penalty, reopening a 14-point margin. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. However, Ulster re-emerged in much better shape, a maul causing enough damage for Best to plunge over just two minutes in. Jackson converted for 22-15. Bowe then scythed through off a quick lineout and fed stand-in skipper Payne for a slick seven-pointer.Connacht were far from deflated, an overcooked touchfinder from Jackson inviting the Westerners forward and OHalloran and Craig Ronaldson combined to release Kelleher for the corner and the bonus-point score.After Carty nailed a long-range penalty on the hour mark, Ulster returned the favour through Jackson and only crossing by replacement Brett Herron prevented the Ireland fly-half from registering a a potential match-winning try.You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the Japan Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! 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