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Sharks' cat Jo Paw-velski gets two linemates

San Jose also comes up with purr-fect mascot to honor good-luck charm

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

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Jo Paw-velski is becoming a star in San Jose. No kitten.

The black cat that became an internet sensation when it walked in front of the San Jose Sharks bench before Game 1 of the Western Conference Second Round got two linemates Monday and reached life-sized mascot status Saturday. 

Paw-velski, who is up for adoption, had two new kittens in her Shark-themed area Monday at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley. You can watch all three on her live webcam.

Tweet from @hssv: @sharkscat Jo PAW-velski has company! She's gotten 2 new #kitten roomies. Check 'em out on the #MaddieCam https://t.co/zxqPisOAw7 #sharkscat

There has been no word whether the two cats tossed into the pen with Jo have been given Sharks-related names, though one San Jose fan has some suggestions.

Tweet from @Pooks_rutherfor: Jo Paw-velski has two new teammates! think they shd be called Logan Cat-ure & catrick Meow-leau https://t.co/vosr4mi7rV #NHL17Pavelski

While Jo enjoys her decked-out Sharks pen, the team debuted a life-sized Paw-velski at Game 5 at SAP Center on Saturday to try to capitalize on the success it had in Games 1 and 2 of its second-round series against the Nashville Predators.

Tweet from @CurtisPashelka: Yes, that's Jo PAW-velski. pic.twitter.com/PFU4ffTZB7

The Sharks Director of Public Relations posted this photo on Twitter on Sunday.

Tweet from @JimSparaco: The latest photo of Jo PAW-velski. Thanks @hssv for taking care of our kitty #SJSharks #SmashNash #sharksblackcat pic.twitter.com/gjBLiUIUuR

Game 6 is in Nashville on Monday (9 p.m. ET; CNBC, SN, TVA Sports 2). The Sharks will advance to the Western Conference Final with a win.

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