The San Jose Sharks won the first three games of their first-round series against the Anaheim Ducks thanks to having more speed, better depth, and discipline.
They completed the sweep thanks largely to Martin Jones.
Jones frustrated the Ducks with stellar plays over the final two periods and Tomas Hertl answered Anaheim's only goal midway through the third with a game-winner just over a minute later, sending the Sharks into the second round with a 2-1 victory in Game 4 on Wednesday night.
"It's tough to play an elimination game when you got an opportunity to sweep a really good team like that," San Jose coach Peter DeBoer said. "You rarely see sweeps....