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San Jose Sharks vs. Detroit Red Wings In Second Round Of NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

For those unfamiliar with NHL Playoffs seeding, it's not bracketed like the NBA or March Madness. After every round, the NHL reseeds its teams based on their records, so that the team remaining with the best record plays the team with the worst record. (Of course this only means something in the second round, but whatever.)

The San Jose Sharks had to wait awhile after winning their first round matchup with the Los Angeles Kings, but after a dramatic Game 7 victory by the Vancouver Canucks over the Chicago Blackhawks, they know that their opponent will be the Detroit Red Wings. It will be a rematch of last year's faceoff in the Western Conference Semifinals, where the Sharks won the series in 5. Can San Jose accomplish a rare feat and dispatch hockey's most storied franchise for the second year in a row?

For more on the Sharks, check out Fear the Fin. For Red Wings coverage, head over to Winging It In Motown.