2010 NHL Playoffs: San Jose Sharks Must “Overcome” a Date with Detroit

April 28th, 2010 by Patrick Goulding II Leave a reply »

The theme of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs for the San Jose Sharks has been established as “Overcome.”

Since returning from the Olympic break, they have overcome a lot.

The Sharks were able to break out of their longest losing streak in over a decade and start playing great hockey in time for the playoffs.

They survived a stint without alternate captain and team leader Joe Thornton and still managed to secure the top overall seed in the Western Conference (despite speculation that the injury would result in the Phoenix Coyotes surpassing the Sharks for the Pacific Division Title).

Then came their first round match up with a familiar playoff opponent, the Colorado Avalanche.

The Sharks had to overcome an injury to star forward Dany Heatley, a last-minute goal in Game One, five separate deficits in Game Two to tie the series, and an overtime stunner in a Game Three where they statistically dominated the Avalanche but still fell behind 2-1 in the series.

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