The Sharks' inability to get off to good starts has them on the brink of elimination in the Western Conference finals.
We should have expected to see another big game from Calgary captain Jarome Iginla on Monday night.
Last year, the Wild came back from a 3-1 deficit to stun the Avs en route to the Western Conference finals.
The Wild will continue to groom stars, not buy them, even after coming so close to reaching the Stanley Cup finals.
Judging by his Game 3 performance, Anaheim's Paul Kariya is heating up at the perfect time.
The bounces that had been going the Wild's way in the first two rounds are all in the Ducks' favor now.
If the Wild are to stage a third consecutive series comeback, they'll have to get their power play back on track.
After losing 2-0 in Game 2, the Wild will need another spectacular comeback to extend their season.
The U.S. media and casual sports fans should appreciate the exciting hockey played by Calgary and San Jose.
Chris Chelios will be a free agent come July, and the 42-year-old doesn't think it's time to quit.
Anaheim general manager Bryan Murray needs to find a way to fit Sergei Fedorov into the Mighty Ducks' fold.