Canucks captain Henrik Sedin was in the penalty box for hooking.
Sharks rookie center Tomas Hertl, forced overtime when his 11th goal of the season tied the game at 1 at 18:55 of the third period.
The Sharks, after bolting out of the gate at 10-1-1 to start the season, are stumbling. In their past seven games, they’ve managed just one regulation win, going 2-1-4.
Center Henrik Sedin and Sharks center Joe Thornton each had an assist and are tied atop the NHL assist leaderboard with 18 each.
The shots wound up 35-30 in Vancouver’s favor Thursday.