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Logan Couture shook off an injury to earn the No. 1 star on Tuesday in the San Jose Sharks’ beatdown of the Edmonton Oilers. (Courtesy Sarah A./Flickr)
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Are the Stanley Cup playoffs wonderfully wacky or what?

Just when the Sharks seemed to be dead in the water, lo and behold, they spanked the Edmonton Oilers, spanked them but good 7-0 to even the best-of-seven series.

Better yet, the Sharks seem to have frustrated Oilers big shooter Connor McDavid, who has one goal in the four games. The kid was more preoccupied with cheapshots than wrist shots, which was just the way the homies wanted it.

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The Oilers are too young to know how the playoffs work, so don’t expect a carry-over to Game 5 in Edmonton on Thursday night. But if they continue to donate 5.5 power-play chances per game, the Sharks are in a good place, indeed.

HEY, LOOK … The Sharks scored not one, not two, not three but four times with the man-power advantage!

HEY, LOOK AGAIN … And Patrick Marleau got one of them!

PICK YOUR POISON:
Triple-double or Quality Start.

JUST SAYIN’: More proof that the Stanley Cup playoffs kick the bleep out of the NBA version: Eighteen of the first 24 games were decided by one goal and four were decided by two.

Despite fake news to the contrary, Marshawn Lynch isn’t a done deal yet. If the Raiders steal D’Onta Foreman (Texas) in round three instead, Black Holers shouldn’t be disappointed one bit.

Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day, and at least 42 players knew something about him.

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WHERE HAVE YOU GONE … Monte Irvin and Hank Thompson?

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