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Sharks prepare for Red Wings in second round

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -When the San Jose Sharks hired former Detroit assistant Todd McLellan as their head coach two years ago, they were looking to recreate some of the postseason success the Red Wings had enjoyed.

Now they get to find out if the imitation is as good as the original when the two teams meet in a Western Conference second-round series beginning Thursday night in San Jose.

McLellan brought over many of the philosophies he learned in Detroit under coach Mike Babcock, most notably a strong emphasis on puck possession.

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