Sharks Await Familiar Foe After Surviving Shaky First Round

SAN JOSE (CBS/AP) – It took three overtime wins and a memorable comeback for the San Jose Sharks to get past a short-handed Los Angeles Kings team in the first round of the NHL playoffs.

The journey figures only to get more difficult in the second round for the Sharks, who are hoping this will be the year they finally make it to the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history.

San Jose had a day off Tuesday following the 4-3 overtime win in Game 6 the previous night in Los Angeles. The players got a chance for some needed rest as they await the result of Game 7 between Chicago and Vancouver to learn who their second-round opponent will be.

The Sharks will play the defending champion Blackhawks if Chicago wins or longtime nemesis Detroit if Vancouver prevails.

Despite the unknown opponent, excited fans lined up Tuesday to purchase tickets to the Second Round.

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