SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Joe Pavelski entered the postseason for the San Jose Sharks with the nickname "Little Joe," which made sense considering he played on the same team as Jumbo Joe Thornton.
With seven goals in seven playoff games, the Sharks 5-foot-11 forward is now being called the "Big Pavelski."
Pavelski scored five goals to lead the Sharks past Colorado in six games in the first round. He then scored the first goal and the eventual game-winner in San Jose's 4-3 victory over Detroit to open the second round on Thursday night.
Headed into the second game Sunday night, Pavelski's seven goals are tied with Vancouver's Mikael Samuelsson for the most this postseason.
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