Apr 15, 2010 9:48 PM

Sharks hoping history doesn't repeat

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks find themselves in an all-too-familiar position, trailing in a playoff series after dropping a disappointing series opener at home.

Now they need to make sure that the 2-1 loss in Game 1 to the Colorado Avalanche doesn't turn into an even deeper hole like it did last year in their disappointing first-round loss to Anaheim.

The Sharks spent the days leading up to the series opener talking about how this group of players had never experienced the playoffs together and comparisons to past Sharks teams were unwarranted.

But it's hard not to dwell on those past failures when history seems to repeat itself every year. The Sharks lost a series opener at home for the fourth straight playoff series.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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