The Sharks avenged their first-round exit of a year ago the sweetest way possible, sweeping away Pacific Division rival Anaheim.
After taking two games at the Honda Center, the Sharks returned to SAP Center Monday to dismantle the Anaheim Ducks.
After surrendering their home-ice advantage in Game 1, the Ducks entered Game 2 with an obvious emphasis on aggression.
For the first time since 2009, the San Jose Sharks and the Anaheim Ducks will face off in the NHL playoffs.
In a single-file line, the legends of the game walked onto the ice. Peter Stastny. Luc Robitaille. Wayne freakin’ Gretzky.
Judging by the 82 penalty minutes, and fisticuffs left and right, neither the Sharks or Ducks cared this was an exhibition.