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First-round breakdown: Sharks-Kings

Updated: April 11, 2011, 12:30 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

For the first time in their histories, the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings hook up in the playoffs in an all-California series that should have no shortage of intensity and intrigue.

As rivals in the most competitive division in the NHL, there's no love lost here. There are also no secrets.

"There's a little more to it when you're playing a division team opposed to a conference team," Kings head coach Terry Murray told ESPN.com on Sunday. "I think it's going to ...

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