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Sharks turn to youth in taking 3-2 lead over Avs

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DENVER (AP) -So much for the notion the San Jose Sharks were nothing more than a group of grizzled graybeards.

San Jose's smattering of young players is stealing the spotlight from the baby-faced Colorado Avalanche, whose roster is chock full of kids with energy and exuberance.

Rookie Logan Couture, along with up-and-comer Dwight Helminen, led the Sharks to a Game 5 shutout of Colorado that put them one win away from silencing some of their postseason demons and finally putting away the pesky Avalanche.

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