Led by 28-year-old Evgeni Nabokov the Sharks were a better team than the star-filled Avalanche.
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Joe Sakic kept the Avalanche thinking they can be the third team to overcome a three games to none deficit.
Colorado should know what to expect from the disciplined and defensively sound Sharks.
Almost every playoff pairing features a good rivalry that will only get stronger after the puck is dropped.
Friday night's big brawl between the Senators and Flyers ruffled Bobby Clarke's feathers.
The Avalanche are reportedly just waiting for a reason to hire former Colorado assistant Joel Quenneville.
After shipping Peter Bondra to Ottawa, Washington will likely send Sergei Gonchar to the highest bidder.