SAN JOSE (AP) — The San Jose Sharks spent the past three months doing the little things — blocking shots, battling for the puck along the boards, relying on teamwork.
The result? A jump from 12th place to second in the Western Conference.
After being frustrated early in Game 2 of their first-round series, the Sharks returned to the bad habits that led to a six-game losing streak and a rough first half of the season.
The Sharks spent Sunday tying to regroup from a 4-0 loss that evened their series with the Kings at one game apiece with the series shifting to Los Angeles for the next two games.
They had an optional skate and a film session that looked just as bad as the game did the previous night.
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