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Sharks leaning on the deep six

Third and fourth lines the key to success in series against Los Angeles

Updated: April 19, 2014, 6:23 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- If there's one particular area that separates this year's San Jose Sharks squad from those of years past, it's the composition of their bottom-two forward lines.

And the impact the Sharks are getting from those third and fourth lines.

Simply put, in the past few years, that was a soft spot on this team, the Sharks failing to get much offense or territorial impact from their bottom-six group. Just one game into the playoffs and already you see a different story ...

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