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Lott, Giants celebrate Sharks' Game 7 win

Bay Area celebrities rejoice on social media as San Jose reaches Western Conference Final

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

The San Jose Sharks are in the Western Conference Final for the first time since 2011, and their high-profile fans took to Twitter to celebrate.

The Sharks beat the Nashville Predators 5-0 in Game 7 of the Western Conference Second Round on Thursday.

Pro Football Hall of Fame member and former San Francisco 49ers defensive back Ronnie Lott was watching Game 7 intently. When Joe Pavelski opened the scoring in the first period, Lott gave the Sharks captain a shout out on Twitter.

Tweet from @RonnieLottHOF: Yes @jpav8 ! Let's go @SanJoseSharks !

Then after the game, he gave his perspective on the hard-fought series.

Tweet from @RonnieLottHOF: Great series from Nashville but you have to remember sharks have no natural predators. Let's go @SanJoseSharks !

The San Francisco Giants know something about winning a big Game 7 and congratulated the Sharks on their victory while also voting for Pavelski in the EA SPORTS NHL 17 Cover Vote.

Tweet from @SFGiants: Congrats @SanJoseSharks -- Western Conference Finals-Bound! #NHL17Pavelski #BayAreaUnite #SFGiants

Former U.S. Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi is a longtime Sharks fan, and a very proud one these days. Her husband is Sharks broadcaster Bret Hedican.

Tweet from @kristiyamaguchi: Yaaaaaaaayyyyy!!! Congrats @SanJoseSharks - onto the Western Conference Finals!

Ben Zorn of the ABC show "Bachelorette" is excited that the Golden State Warriors and the Sharks are in the conference finals in their sports.

Tweet from @Ben_Zorn: @SanJoseSharks and @warriors in the Western Conference Finals respectively! Let's go baby!! #BayAreaUnite

Daniel Brusilovsky, who works for the Warriors and has more than 500,000 followers on Twitter, sent congratulations while capturing the handshake line from SAP Center.

Tweet from @danielbru: Yesterday the @Warriors. Today the @SanJoseSharks. Both going to the Western Conference Finals! #BayAreaUnite

Adonal Foyle, who played 10 seasons with the Warriors, paused his basketball musings to celebrate the Sharks' win.

Tweet from @afoyle3131: We see you @SanJoseSharks! Way to go!! Good luck in the West Finals! #BayAreaProud!

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