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Five Things: Thornton, Marleau need to step up

Updated: April 24, 2009, 2:12 PM ET
By E.J. Hradek

Here are five quick things from another terrific night of playoff hockey:

1. Who knew a second-round playoff exit looked so good? The Sharks couldn't have looked any more demoralized than they did in the final seconds of their 4-0 loss to the Ducks at Honda Center on Thursday. Down 3-1 in the series, they head back to the Shark Tank desperately looking for some answers to their disappointing showing. San Jose coach Todd McLellan continued to fiddle with line combinations, trying to ...

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