Sharks' Ward finds himself busy for Game 7 of Thunder-Warriors

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The San Jose Sharks got over a franchise-long drought this season by finally punching their ticket to the Stanley Cup Final, with Game 1 set for Monday night against the Penguins in Pittsburgh.

One problem for Bay Area sports fans: At the same time, the Golden State Warriors will be hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 7 of the NBA's Western Conference finals. Count Sharks winger Joel Ward as one foiled by the scheduling.

"It sucks," Ward said Monday afternoon, according to Yahoo Sports' Greg Wyshinski. "I wanted to watch the (Warriors). I was hoping it'd be tomorrow."

The Toronto native seems to be a fan of more than hockey, tweeting support at times to his hometown Raptors while also donning a Blue Jays t-shirt in his avatar.

As far as the viewing conundrum goes, a Warriors win in Game 7 would make the Bay Area the first region since New Jersey in 2003 (Devils and Nets), to have both their NBA and NHL teams playing in their respective league's championship series at the same time.

"Both teams are making the Bay Area proud, and the Bay Area will support both teams," Sharks forward Tommy Wingels said. "There's a reason you have 35 TVs at a sports bar, right?"

Sharks' Ward finds himself busy for Game 7 of Thunder-Warriors
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