In case you haven’t noticed, the San Jose Sharks haven’t had the best of luck in the postseason in recent years. They’ve also done so wearing their black alternate sweaters at home.
After last season’s failure to close out the Los Angeles Kings after being up 3-0 in the series, things are apparently about to change.
David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports the team will be changing things up should they make the playoffs in the upcoming season and opting to wear their regular teal home sweaters instead of the black thirds.
The Sharks have worn black in the playoffs in each of the past four postseasons starting in 2010-11. That season, San Jose made it to the Western Conference Final for the second straight year, ultimately losing to the Vancouver Canucks.
Since then, they’ve been bumped out in the first round twice and the second round once. Given how superstitious hockey players are in the first place, it’s amazing they kept wearing black this long.