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Sharks captain doesn’t think team will let loss linger

May 17, 2013, 1:55 AM EDT

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They say that having a “short memory” for disappointments is a crucial trait for NFL cornerbacks. The same might be true for unlucky NHL teams in the playoffs.

The San Jose Sharks have experienced their fair share of gut-busting turns of fate, but it’s anyone’s guess how well they’ll bounce back from a brutal Game 2 loss.

Captain Joe Thornton told CSNBayArea.com’s Brodie Brazil that the team will let that stunning defeat roll of their backs soon enough. He said they’ll “think about this one for 10 minutes, then move on.”

Some would question the “intestinal fortitude” of this franchise might doubt that, but the Sharks have some bright sides to look on.

The level of play has been fairly competitive through two games and now the second-round series is shifting to San Jose. Better yet, 2-0 deficits don’t seem like the death sentence they once were, as this post suggests.

The Sharks were also much better at home during the regular season, going 17-2-5 at the HP Pavilion versus just 8-14-2 away from “The Shark Tank.”

  1. rebel21das - May 17, 2013 at 2:33 AM

    I like the mindset on Jumbo Joe, I just hope he and the Sharks can steal a page outta the Kings book by going down by two in the series to come back and win it.

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  3. barroomhero80 - May 17, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    LoL. Sharts are done

  4. sjsharks66 - May 17, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    ^^^

    “17-2-5 at the HP Pavilion” best home record in the league.

    • mbstrfrk55 - May 17, 2013 at 11:24 AM

      19-4-1 Kings best home record in the league. Nice try though

    • chicagohawksfan66 - May 17, 2013 at 1:09 PM

      I think the real discussion here should be “Do the Kings have the firepower to beat the Hawks?’ This series is done like ssfanboy66s microwaved hot pockets. Also as a side discussion how long will the retard continue to post whining about how unfair the refs were to his choking team.
      Hmm better series hawks v pens or hawks v bruins.

  5. finfan88shark - May 17, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Typical expected laid back golly geez comment by Thornton. And people wonder why the Sharks choke every year in the playoffs.

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