The last goal in the last minute (2 seconds shy anyway) of the last game on the last day of the season was scored by Dan Boyle for the Sharks. The pride prize was winning four in a row to end the season against their nearest divisional rivals. In their last 10 of the season, they were 7 -3-0. The prize in standings was to play the St. Louis Blues instead of the Vancouver Canucks, to which I had to say “wait, wait… WAIT!”
From the regular season record, the Sharks would have been better off playing Vancouver in the first round. They only beat Vancouver once this season, but they didn’t beat St. Louis at all.
The Kings were 3-1 against the Blues but only 2-2 against the Canucks. To me, that suggests that the Kings had greater playoff incentive to win last night.
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