2011 NHL Playoffs : 5 Most Unheralded Players on Sharks' Playoff Roster

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2011 NHL Playoffs : 5 Most Unheralded Players on Sharks' Playoff Roster
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The San Jose Sharks shocked many a year ago, making their way to the Western Conference Finals before falling to the Chicago Blackhawks. Even with the sweep, San Jose went a long way in shedding the playoff-underachiever label, but still carried the stigma into this season.

San Jose has had a memorable season filled with dramatics and remarkable stories of redemption. Entering the playoffs, having played playoff-style hockey since late January, San Jose stormed up the standings and into the playoffs.

After the Detroit Red Wings charged back to tie the series, the Sharks took the next step by dispatching Detroit in Game 7 this year.

In the eye of a media hurricane and doubt, the Sharks stars stood up and shined in the season’s biggest game.

But nobody won a Stanley Cup without the unheralded contributions and players that often go unnoticed by fans or mainstream media. And on a team like San Jose that boasts such All-Star-caliber talent, it's pretty easy to get "lost in the shuffle" as it were.

It doesn't take anything away from their performances or contributions, however, as these guys are just as important as any Shark in the playoffs.

Here are the five most-unheralded postseason players for the San Jose Sharks.

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