The turning point in this year’s playoffs for the San Jose Sharks occurred on the last day of the regular season. The Sharks now know that was the day their playoff fate was sealed.
When the St. Louis Blues defeated the Colorado Avalanche 1-0 in Game 82, it ended an improbable run that vaulted the Blues into sixth place in the Western Conference. It also dropped the Anaheim Ducks down to eighth place in the West and gave the Sharks their worst possible opponent in the first round.
The article goes on to say that the Ducks "aren't really " an eighth place team. Ha ha (ha).