2011 NHL Playoffs: San Jose Sharks Blow Lead Late, Canucks Steal Game 1, 3-2

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2011 NHL Playoffs: San Jose Sharks Blow Lead Late, Canucks Steal Game 1, 3-2
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It’s been a familiar scene for the San Jose Sharks in the playoffs, as they blew yet another third period lead en route to losing Game 1, 3-2.

Looking for win nine of 16, and their first road Game 1 win since 2007, the Sharks had everything going for them heading into the final frame, but couldn’t seal the deal.

Henrik Sedin scored the backhand game-winner past Antti Niemi at 8:21 of the third period, Game 2 now looms ahead for San Jose.

Yet another lead, yet another third period collapse and yet another preventable loss for San Jose who now faces a tough Game 2 ahead.

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