Another Sharks Flop in Playoffs

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This Red Wings-Sharks series could be decided by anybody on the ice at any time. But it will likely come down to one simple, pointed question:

Will the Sharks crack under pressure?

That probably sounds unfair to the Sharks. But they have earned their reputation for being able to swallow only liquids at playoff time. If somebody ever writes a book on the last decade of San Jose Sharks hockey, the last 30 pages immediately will disappear. In the last 10 seasons before this one, the Sharks won their division six times and finished second three times -- and made the conference finals only twice. They have never made the Stanley Cup finals.

Then, Sunday night, the Sharks won Game 5 in every way a game can be won ... except for, you know, actually winning the...

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