San Jose Sharks vs Chicago Blackhawks Preview

May 13th, 2010 by Phenom Jay Leave a reply »
There's a hockey buzz in Northern California unlike anything the Bay Area has felt in quite a while. After years of playoff exits, potential unfulfilled, and continual postseason failure the Sharks have reached the Western Conference Finals for just the second time in team history.

Before we preview the Blackhawks, let's flash back to Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinal between the San Jose Sharks and the Colorado Avalanche. The game in which needs no review for Sharks fans, and the now famous goal-heard-round the world by Dan Boyle in OT.

The outcome of that game and the manner in which we lost the game was about as low as it gets in the history Shark playoff hockey. This would have been a death knell to the San Jose Sharks, a singular reminder of how we just keep coming up short.

From a fan's perspective, you would have to think that game was either the doorman opening the door to another postseason failure, or the forging moment for our Sharks.

Luckily, it turned out to be the latter.

Instead of folding like lawn chairs as San Jose history would almost dictate, we circled the wagons, "overcame" and went on to put the ...

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