Two years after their most devastating playoff loss, the San Jose Sharks held their most meaningful celebration.
The franchise notorious for falling short each postseason will finally get the chance to play for the Stanley Cup.
Captain Joe Pavelski scored an early goal, Joel Ward added two more and the Sharks advanced to their first Stanley Cup final in franchise history by beating the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Wednesday night in Game 6 of the Western Conference final.
"You try to learn from experiences," Pavelski said. "You like to not have to. But that's the course we've taken. Now that we're here, again, this was a great step for us. It was another...