For the second year in a row, and third year in five, the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings will square off in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Unlike the two previous iterations of the Battle of California, both teams enter this series almost completely healthy, although all bets are off on that front as soon as the puck drops on Game 1. By almost every relevant measure, these were two of the best teams in the NHL this season and it seems patently unfair that one of them will be knocked out in the first round. Here are five ways the Sharks can ensure the Kings will be the team to suffer an early exit...
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