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06-14-2013, 03:16 PM
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April 26th, 2019
Gladiators Defeat Sharks in Seven Games

The San Jose Sharks seem to be a very difficult challenge for the Seattle Gladiators. Even though the Gladiators seem much better on paper, both of their two playoff series against the Sharks have gone seven games. This time, Seattle came out on top.

It went back and forth - neither team won two games straight. That means, since the Gladiators claimed the first match, they were victorious. They kicked things off with a 3-0 win in game won. Daniel Cotton made 28 saves for the shutout. But then, San Jose pulled off a 2-1 overtime win in game two. Logan Couture potted the sudden-death overtime goal. Nathan MacKinnon then scored two goals in the third period of game three to lead the Glads to a 3-2 win. San Jose bounced back again with a 3-1 victory the next game. Antti Niemi was the first star, with 32 saves on the night. Things got a bit risky in game five when Seattle blew a 2-0 lead, but Jordan Caron bailed them out with a third-period goal. The Sharks would not die easily, however. They pulled a 2-1 win out of game six. Back on home ice for game seven, Seattle took full control of the game and series, in a dominant 5-1 victory. Fans at the Key Arena in Seattle went crazy as their team dismantled their divisional rivals.

Game 1: 3-0 Gladiators Win
Game 2: 2-1 Sharks OT Win
Game 3: 3-2 Gladiators Win
Game 4: 3-1 Sharks Win
Game 5: 3-2 Gladiators Win
Game 6: 2-1 Sharks Win
Game 7: 5-1 Gladiators Win

Mikhail Grigorenko and Nathan MacKinnon led Seattle with seven points each in this first series. Jakob Silfverberg and Cory Conacher had six each, and Jay Hedican had five points.

Next up for the Gladiators is the seventh-seeded Minnesota Wild. Here is a comparison of the two lineups.

Gladiators (1)

Jay Hedican (82) - Nathan MacKinnon (91, C) - Jaokb Silfverberg (83)
Cory Conacher (84, A) - Mikhail Grigorenko (84) - Phil Kessel (89, A)
Philip-Michael Devos (79) - Zack Smith (82) - Ben Hanowski (82)
Matt Fraser (80) - Ryan White (78) - Jordan Caron (79)

Brandon Gormley (86) - David Rundblad (87)
Jamie McBain (85) - Connor Murphy (81)
Scott Harrington (80) - Griffin Reinhart (82)

Daniel Cotton (89) - Joni Ortio (82)


Wild (7)

Zach Parise (90, A) - Mikael Granlund (85) - Jason Pommonville (85)
Jason Zucker (86) - Mikko Koivu (86, C) - Devin Setoguchi (81)
Charlie Coyle (83) - Brooks Laich (83) - Cal Clutterbuck (81)
Philip Paradis (74) - Chris Brown (80) - Kyle Neuber (75)

Ryan Suter (88, A) - Jared Spurgeon (85)
Jason Brodin (84) - Keith Yandle (84)
Tyler Cuma (80) - Stephen Kampfer (80)

Frans Tuohimaa (81)
Darcy Kuemper (78)

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