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Five Things: Ducks flat-out better than Sharks; more bad timing from Bertuzzi

Updated: April 28, 2009, 1:24 PM ET
By E.J. Hradek

And so, we bid adieu to the Sharks and Flames. With just two games remaining in the first round, here are five things on my mind:

1. Here's the bottom line about the first-round California classic between San Jose and Anaheim: If you watched the series, you know the eighth-seeded Ducks were flat-out better than the top-seeded Sharks. In this particular case, I don't care about the regular-season records or the point totals. There are reasons the clubs finished where they did. Right ...

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