San Jose Sharks Are Playing Their Best Playoff Hockey since 2004

April 24th, 2010 by Andy Bensch Leave a reply »
After out-shooting the Colorado Avalanche 148-73 in Games 2 through 4, the San Jose Sharks finally got rewarded in Game 5, dominating on the scoreboard as well as the shot clock.

Despite controlling the play throughout the majority of the first four games, the Sharks were only able to manage a 2-2 split heading into a pivotal game 5.

But upon their return home, the dominance at both ends of the ice finally paid off for the Sharks where it mattered most, on both sides of the goal column.

Not only did San Jose score five goals in Game 5 but it also recording a shutout. With that performance, San Jose was able to have all of its parts come together to finally win a playoff game in convincing fashion.

Now why is such a complete performance important? 

Because, realistically, the Sharks hadn't put together strong playoff performances like this since the first two games of the 2004 Western Conference Semifinals, which coincidentally also came against Colorado.

San Jose won both home games by 5-2 and 4-1 to start that series.

Patrick Marleau and Vincent Damphousse powered the offense. Brad S ...

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