Sharks prove they can win in the clutch

Updated: May 13, 2011, 2:40 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Joe Thornton led the way, Patrick Marleau scored the winner and the San Jose Sharks didn't fold when most of the hockey world figured they just might.

Talk about exorcising all kinds of demons in one night.

San Jose's thrill-a-minute, 3-2 victory in Game 7 over the never-say-die Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night was delivered under intense pressure and scrutiny after the Sharks gave up a 3-0 series lead before gutting it out with a clutch performance.

"There's ...

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