2010 NHL Playoffs: Sharks Could Be In Trouble If Top Line Doesn’t Arrive

April 26th, 2010 by Matthew Hogan Leave a reply »

It’s a miracle! The San Jose Sharks made it out of the first round alive.

The first three games of the first round series saw the Colorado Avalanche grab a 2-1 series lead and it appeared as if the Sharks were going to fall apart in the first round yet again—but San Jose was saved…by Ryane Clowe and Joe Pavelski?

While Clowe and Pavelski both had fantastic season with the Sharks, nobody expected them to be the saviors in San Jose. Clowe led the team with seven assists in the first round and Pavelski had five goals, including two game-winners.

“He has the ability to do it, and he has a real good drive and the will to do it,” San Jose head coach Todd McLellan told the Silicon Valley Mercury News of Pavelski. “He wants to be at bat with two out in the bottom of the ninth.”

But the big question after the first round is: Where were San Jose’ ...

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