Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Five Things to Know San Jose Sharks

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Five Things to Know San Jose Sharks

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Here are five things you need to know about the San Jose Sharks, the Penguins opponent in the Stanley Cup final:

#1.: Sharks defensemen Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Justin Braun have served as a shutdown defensive pairing this regular season and postseason. In the Western Conference final, they limited Blues All-Star right winger Vladimir Tarsenko to two goals in six games.

#2.: After serving as a backup with the Kings for two seasons, goaltender Martin Jones took over as the Sharks starting goaltender this season. A tall goaltender at 6 feet 4, he takes up a lot of space in the crease. The Sharks gave up a first-round draft pick to acquire him, but it seems to have been a wise investment.

#3.: The Sharks signed former Penguins defenseman Paul Martin as a free agent before this season and teamed him with All-Star defenseman Brent Burns. …

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