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Joe Pavelski ends Sharks' Game 1 woes

Updated: April 15, 2011, 3:46 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Big Pavelski needs a new nickname.

Joe Pavelski's bullet of a wrist shot 14:44 into overtime Thursday night rocked HP Pavilion and lifted the Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in their playoff opener that further cemented the San Jose center's reputation of being Joe Clutch.

Three game winners last spring brought Pavelski to the national forefront, and sitting there during the intermission before overtime Thursday night, he said ...

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