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Sharks' DeBoer running out of shows on plane

San Jose coach watched 'Downton Abbey' after Game 5

by Eric Gilmore / Correspondent

Practice 6/11: DeBoer

Practice 6/11: DeBoer

Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer spoke with the media following Saturday's practice

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SAN JOSE -- San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer has spent countless hours on airplanes this season, his first working for a West Coast team in the NHL.

DeBoer has become a master at killing time in the air, but reaching Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVA Sports) has pushed him to the limit.

"We got five-, six-hour flights," DeBoer said after practice at SAP Center on Saturday. "You run out of stuff. I found myself the other day watching (one of) my wife's (favorite shows), "Downton Abbey." I watched every movie humanly made."

DeBoer's hope is for the Sharks to force a Game 7, which would require another cross-country flight to Pittsburgh. "Downton Abbey," a critically acclaimed television series, ran for six seasons, so DeBoer should have something to keep him busy if the Sharks survive to fly again.

"I was so embarrassed," DeBoer said. "I was curled up in the corner making sure nobody could see me watching. I know some of you watch it too, so don't laugh too hard."

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