Posted April 10, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Dan Boyle
TEAMS: San Jose Sharks
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There is at least one lesson the San Jose Sharks learned while losing all four regular season games against first-playoff opponent St. Louis. Defenseman Dan Boyle says whatever the team did in those previous games is probably exactly what they don't want to do in this series. The Sharks are looking for a complete reversal from the decidedly one-sided regular-season series in which the Blues dominated special teams, clogged up the neutral zone and thoroughly dominated a San Jose team that had controlled the series between the teams in recent years. That was far from the case this season as St. Louis outscored San Jose 11-3 and allowed just one goal in the final 10 periods played between the teams.
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