A good regular season had a difficult ending.
The Sharks finished the regular season with a 51-22-9 record, good for 111 points and a second-place finish in the Pacific Division.
San Jose opened the 2013-14 campaign with a six-game winning streak. It had three other six-game winning streaks over the course of the season in late November, mid-January and mid-March.
The Sharks had only one significant losing streak, a five-game slump that opened November.
Joe Pavelski led the team with 41 goals, followed by Patrick Marleau with 33. Logan Couture and Brent Burns both scored more than 20 goals each despite playing fewer than 70 games due to injury.
Antti Niemi served as the starting goalie and won 39 games.
Rookie Tomas Hertl had 15 goals in just 37 games before suffering an injury that kept him out of the rest of the regular season. He showed he has high natural talent and potential, scoring several highlight-reel goals.
The Sharks were in the thick of the Pacific Division race for most of the season, and a spot in the playoffs was never really in doubt.
Unfortunately, once they reached the playoffs, Team Teal again made an early exit. The Sharks were eliminated by the Los Angeles Kings in the first round in seven games.
The 2013-14 Sharks made history by becoming only the fourth team in NHL history to lose a series after holding a 3-0 lead. To make matters worse, they lost Game 7 at home.
They have been one of the league's best teams since 2003-04 but have yet to reach the Stanley Cup Final.