San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi makes a save as teammate Scott Hannan and Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter look on during Game 1 of the NHL Western Conference semifinal in Los Angeles, May 14, 2013. (REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)
The San Jose Sharks were the only team to sweep through the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, but they certainly weren’t sulking the day after suffering their first setback of this post-season.
“You rip off four straight and you think you might be able to do 16, you know?” grinned Sharks centre Joe Pavelski. “But realistically, that’s probably not going to happen.”