First-round breakdown: Sharks-Avs
If the San Jose Sharks are going to have a chance at exorcising their many playoff demons with a long playoff run this spring, you have to believe this is the best possible matchup for them.
If there is such a thing as being able to ease into the playoffs, the Sharks appear to have managed that feat in facing a Colorado Avalanche team that defied virtually all prognosticators by even making it to the postseason.
But as impressive as their season was, the Avs struggled down ...
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