2010 NHL Playoffs: Game 6 Win Would Leave San Jose Rocky-Mountain High

April 24th, 2010 by Patrick Goulding II Leave a reply »

Most San Jose Sharks fans will probably concur that after the devastation of winning the President’s Trophy and losing in Round One to the “No-Longer Mighty” Ducks of Anaheim in 2009, a seven-game, hard-fought, character-building opening-round series win over the Colorado Avalanche would look pretty good.

After all, the Avalanche are a young team on the rise.

They have given the Sharks quite a series in Round One, and taken full advantage of a few fortuitous bounces and calls. After a deflating Game 3 overtime loss, it seemed the ghosts of playoffs past would continue to haunt the Sharks in 2010.

In order to avoid Game 7, the Sharks would have to do something that has rarely been accomplished in the parity-filled NHL playoffs, something the Sharks have not accomplished since 2007 against Nashville in the first round—win three games in a row.

Having fought back twice in the series already, the Sharks would do well to just get out of the first round in seven games.

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