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Top 10 Moments of 2016-17: Opening Night

Sharks start season off with Western Conference Champions banner unveiling and a victory

by Casey Krygier /

October 12, 2016 was an unforgettable night at the Tank. Although it was opening night of the 2016-17 season, one might've thought the Sharks were still in the playoffs with the street rally, boisterous crowd, and LED light show prior to puck drop.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Street: ralliedBanner: unveiledLA: beatenOpening night was fun.

Newly signed free agents David Schlemko and Mikkel Boedker had their first formal introduction on the ice in front of a sellout crowd.

It was also a historic night for the San Jose Sharks as their first Western Conference Champions banner in franchise history was unveiled from the rafters.

The Sharks started the season off on the right foot and delivered a 2-1 victory over their biggest rival, the Los Angeles Kings, despite some heated altercations on the ice.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: When you gotta have that Pavelski autograph.#SJSharks

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