What is it with the San Jose Sharks? They have to be the most consistently underperforming team since Chad & Jeremy.
The hardworking staff at Campaign Outsider just watched the #1 seeded Sharks lose their first Stanley Cup playoff game to the #8 seeded Colorado Rockies, who scored the winning goal with 49.3 seconds left in the third period.
From the San Jose Mercury News:
Different players, same result.
For all the new faces in the lineup and all the talk about how so much has changed in the past 12 months, one thing stayed the same Wednesday night as the Sharks opened the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs with a 2-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche, the fourth consecutive postseason series to begin with a loss on home ice.
Outside of lacking grit, soul, and heart, the Sharks are a terrific group of hockey players. Too bad they’re incapable of winning any game that actually means something.