Last season was one that could best be labeled forgettable for the San Jose Sharks, as issues on and off the ice contributed to a lackluster performance that saw them miss the playoffs. There was a lot of talk about redemption and doing the right things heading into this season, and the Sharks backed up that chatter with a solid regular season. They were given a tough opening round draw, as they were matched against an LA Kings team that has won the Stanley Cup twice in recent years. The Sharks may have gone into that series as the underdog in the NHL betting odds, but they did not play that way, dumping the Kings in just 5 games. They are going to have another tough opponent, and potentially another Pacific Division foe, to face in the second round, as it looks as though they may be on a collision course with the Anaheim Ducks. After stumbling out of the gate, the Ducks have won 3 straight to take a 3-2 series lead over the Nashville Predators. You can bet on the outcome of that series, as well as the Round 2 match-up.
A In Depth Analysis on the NHL Playoff Betting Preview on San Jose vs Anaheim/Nashville
Five reasons the #SJSharks eliminated the Kings and advanced to the second round. https://t.co/x9grN5WU4R pic.twitter.com/apwpesvzgo— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) April 24, 2016