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Sharks hope to build on momentum

Updated: April 22, 2004, 8:37 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

The first thing, perhaps the only thing, you need to know about the San Jose Sharks' series-clinching victory over the St. Louis Blues is that the winning goal was scored by Mark Smith and was set up by Marcel Goc.

Exactly.

Hardly Messier and Gretzky.

The game in question, the fifth of the series, was Goc's first NHL game. Not first playoff game, first game period.

Smith, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, scored his first playoff goal on his first playoff shot.

A 20-year-old ...

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