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Sharks' host street rally prior to Game 1 against the LA Kings

Antti Niemi will be in goal for the San Jose Sharks in Game 1
Antti Niemi will be in goal for the San Jose Sharks in Game 1
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The San Jose Sharks begin their quest for the 2014 Stanley Cup starting with a street rally Thursday afternoon April 17 at 5:00 p.m. at the SAP Center in San Jose just 2½ hours before they take the ice against the Los Angeles Kings.

Antti Niemi will lead the Sharks against the Kings in Game 1
Photo Credit: R. Allan Schnoor

Sharks will open the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs facing the L.A. Kings looking to avenge a semi-finals loss (4-3) to the Kings in last year’s run for the Stanley Cup.

The rally, sponsored by El Camino Hospital, will take place on Autumn Street between Santa Clara and St. John Streets is open to the public.

Aaron Colton, a Red Bull-sponsored freestyle street rider, will perform stunts as part of the special entertainment.

Comcast SportsNet will broadcast the pre-game event with additional entertainment, DJ Music, merchandise and give-a-ways available to those who are in attendance.

The Sharks have been in the Western Conference Finals twice in the last four years but lost to Vancouver in 2011 and the Black Hawks in 2010.


2013 beat Vancouver 4-0 lost LA 4-3

2012 lost St Louis 4-1

2011 beat Kings 4-2 beat Red Wings 4-3 lost to Vancouver 4-1

2010 beat Avs 4-2 beat Red Wings 4-1 lost to Black Hawks 4-0

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