The first few days of the Stanley Cup Playoffs are spent going through the handy-dandy record book looking for historical hints to lead one through the early traps.
PROGRAMMING NOTE: Coverage of the Predators vs. Sharks begins with Sharks Pregame Live at 7 p.m. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m., and the game is immediately followed by Sharks Postgame Live.
PHOENIX Sharks goalie Antti Niemi will make his sixth straight start in net on Saturday night against the Coyotes, and there should be many more to come for the 28-year-old Finland native.
SAN JOSE The tragic story of Brendan Burke, the son of Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke, is familiar to most of the hockey world.