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Sharks' Formula Inadequate vs. Blues

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Where are the Sharks' Stanley Cup heroes?

Not yet emerged. Not visible. Maybe not on the roster. Try again next year.

That may be a tough set of facts for the Sharks to digest at this point, but their 3-1 series deficit is impossible to deny.

The St. Louis Blues have unquestionably produced the key goals, particularly from one key guy, and the Sharks have languished without those goals or that hero.

"What we don't have in this series that we've had in other series is the catalyst," Sharks coach Todd McLellan said before the team flew to St. Louis on Friday. "And we've talked about that a little bit in our locker room.

"We've had Little Joe (Pavelski) in the past. We've had...

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