Western Conference Final
Records: No. 1 San Jose Sharks (51-20-11) vs. No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks (52-22-8)
How they got here: San Jose beat No. 8 Colorado, four games to two, and
No. 5 Detroit, 4-1. Chicago beat No. 7 Nashville, 4-2, and No. 3 Vancouver, 4-2.
2009-10 series record: Chicago, 3-1 (two wins in overtime). Chicago had 17 goals, San Jose 11.
San Jose: The Sharks' only other appearance in the Western finals was a six-game loss to Calgary in 2004. ... They got past Detroit in second round with four one-goal victories. ... Joe Pavelski, who leads the Sharks with nine goals and 15 points in the playoffs, had a team-high three goals in the season series with the Blackhawks. He tied Dany Heatley for the club lead with five points against Chicago.