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Sharks owner expresses disappointment in playoff loss, support for GM, coach

Wednesday, 05.14.2014 / 6:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Sharks owner expresses disappointment in playoff loss, support for GM, coach

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Sharks are bringing back coach Todd McLellan and general manager Doug Wilson for another season.

Owner Hasso Plattner issued a statement Wednesday saying he was disappointed with the way the season finished but that he supports Wilson's recommendation to keep McLellan.

The Sharks lost the final four games of a seven-game series in the first round of the playoffs against Los Angeles. They became the fourth NHL team ever to lose a best-of-seven series after winning the first three games.

The Sharks managed only two goals in the final three games in the latest playoff disappointment for a franchise that has the second-most points in the regular season the past 10 seasons but is still looking for its first Stanley Cup appearance.

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