Just what does it mean that the Sharks are the only team this playoff season to open a series with two wins on the road?
It's certainly meant something positive in the past for San Jose. The three times the Sharks have returned home with a 2-0 lead they've advanced in every instance. And, like this year's match-up against the rival Anaheim Ducks, all three have occurred in the opening round.
The Sharks needed five games to oust Los Angeles in 2016, swept Vancouver in 2013 and survived Calgary in double-overtime of Game 7 way back in 1995.
"We did our job so far. We don't want to look too far ahead," Sharks center Eric Fehr said. "We can't expect it to be easy when we get home. As long as we have the right mindset coming home, that we have to work the same way and play the same game that will be good for us."
"Overconfidence is not part of our DNA," Sharks coach Peter DeBoer added.
The flip side, of course, is the fact Anaheim lost the first two games of a second-round series against Edmonton last spring before rallying back to win four of five to dispatch the young Oilers in seven games.
"They've been in this position before and they have been able to claw their way back into a series," Sharks center Logan Couture said. "We know how important the next game is."