Take These Broken Wings: San Jose Sharks Jump Out to 1-0 Series Lead

April 29th, 2010 by Patrick Goulding II Leave a reply »
There could have been so many excuses; and in previous years, there probably would have been.

Thursday night, before a raucous crowd at HP Pavilion, the San Jose Sharks played an inspired game against an undeniably elite opponent to garner their first Game One victory in a playoff series since 2007.

That win came in a second round series against the Detroit Red Wings, a series the Red Wings would ultimately win in six games. But many signs point to the fact that the outcome of this series may well be different.

Thursday’s game was one that previous Sharks playoff teams would never have won.

However, the 2010 version of the Sharks continued to build the case for why this year is simply different.

The Sharks continued to build on their theme of “overcome,” facing and beating a wall of adversity to grab an early series lead.

Minutes before the opening face-off, the Sharks learned that regular-season scoring leader and former captain Patrick Marleau would be unable to play ...

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