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25th Year In Teal: First Stanley Cup Final Game

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks

In 2015-16 the San Jose Sharks celebrated their 25th anniversary season. It was also the best season in franchise history, including the team's first-ever trip to the Stanley Cup Final. To commemorate, we're taking a look back at the 25 most memorable, funny, and best moments of the 25th anniversary.

For the first time in franchise history, the San Jose Sharks were in the Stanley Cup Final.

The Penguins went out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, a rather inauspicious start to the series. But in the second, the Sharks dangerous power play went to work, where Tomas Hertl scored the first Stanley Cup Final goal in franchise history.

Fifteen minutes later, the Sharks tied it up. Patrick Marleau - the career Sharks who has been with the team for 18 seasons - scored on a wraparound in his first Stanley Cup Final game.

To make it even more special, Marleau was drafted in Pittsburgh back in 1997. And just earlier this season, he scored his 1000th career point in that building.

The outcome of the game wasn't what the Sharks wanted, but the game would still be special as the first Stanley Cup Final game in franchise history.

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