The Silver Bullet

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It will be the Wings!

1994: The last time the Warriors made the playoffs

1994: The eight-seed San Jose Sharks upset the best team in the regular season Detroit Red Wings in the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

2007: The Warriors make the playoffs after a thirteen year drought.

2007: The Sharks will face off against the Detroit Red Wings in Round Two of the Cup Playoffs.

Red Wings FranzenCan’t be a coincidence. The Sharks won in 1994 won Game Seven and eventually went on to lose in Toronto. That 1994 game seven was the last time San Jose has won a game in a playoff series against Detroit. The two faced off in the Second Round in 1995, after an upset of Calgary in the first round. The Sharks did not win a game, being swept by a Red Wing club looking for revenge from a year earlier.

But this is more than a decade later, and the Sharks have established themselves as a dominant club in the Western Conference. They are one of the elite boasting many impressive young stars in the prime of their careers. These are not the scrappy Sharks of 1995. These Sharks are calm, poised, and focused, and they expect nothing less than to be standing under the shine of the cup. The Number One seeded Detroit Red Wings are the next foe and it all begins Thursday.

Sharks' Marleau

Round Two Schedule:

Series “K”                    Time         #1 Detroit vs. #5 San Jose         Network
Thursday, April 26        4:30 p.m.      San Jose at Detroit                      VERSUS
Saturday, April 28        12:00 p.m.      San Jose at Detroit                      NBC
Monday, April 30          7:00 p.m. Detroit at San Jose                      VERSUS
Wednesday, May 2      7:00 p.m. Detroit at San Jose                      VERSUS
* Saturday, May 5        11:00 a.m.       San Jose at Detroit                      NBC
* Monday, May 7            TBD               Detroit at San Jose                     VERSUS
* Wednesday, May 9    TBD               San Jose at Detroit                     VERSUS.

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April 23, 2007 - Posted by | danharris, Golden State Warriors, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Sports, thesilverbullet, Warriors

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