Vancouver Canucks\' Tanner Glass, left, and Alexander Burrows, centre, watch Daniel Sedin handle the puck during team practice in Vancouver, Friday, May. 13, 2011. The Canucks will face the San Jose Sharks in NHL Western Conference finals which begins on Sunday in Vancouver.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe
Sunday's playoff game involving a Canadian team:
San Jose at Vancouver, 8 p.m. ET
Sharks—Will they have momentum or be fatigued? This is the question facing San Jose as they head into Game 1 at Rogers Arena. The Sharks gave up a 3-0 series lead before beating Detroit in seven games. They'll open the Western Conference final on just two days of rest compared to five days off Vancouver has had.
Canucks—Vancouver was the league's best team in the regular season but the Canucks find themselves in unfamiliar territory ahead of Game 1, playing in their first conference final in 17 years. Vancouver held a 3-0-1 record against the Sharks in the regular season, with its lone loss in a shootout.