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NHL Playoffs

Patrick Marleau #12 of the San Jose Sharks shoots on goal, defended by Matt Greene #2 of the Los Angeles Kings in the second period in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on May 21, 2013 in San Jose, California. (credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Kings Fall To Sharks 2-1 In Game 4, Series Tied At 2

Brent Burns helped San Jose jump off to a fast start with his second goal of the postseason and the Sharks tied their second-round series against Los Angeles at two games with a 2-1 victory over the Kings in Game 4 on Tuesday night.

05/21/2013

Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings receives high fives from the bench after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks in the first period of Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Kings Preparing For Game 4 Showdown With Sharks

After taking it easy the day after San Jose’s 2-1 win, both teams stepped up preparation on Monday in advance of Game 4 on Tuesday night at the Shark Tank.

05/20/2013

Goalkeeper Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings takes a drink of water from a Gatorade bottle against the San Jose Sharks in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on May 18, 2013 in San Jose, California. The Sharks defeated the Kings in overtime 2-1. (credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Kings Return Home To Practice Between Road Playoff Games

With two days off in an all-California series, the Los Angeles Kings seized the opportunity to fly home for two days of practice before Game 4.

05/19/2013

Jeff Carter #77, Slava Voynov #26 and Rob Scuderi # of the Los Angeles Kings celebrate Voynov's goal against the San Jose Sharks in the second period of Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Kings Jump Out To 1-0 Series Lead With 2-0 Victory Over Sharks

Jonathan Quick made 35 saves in his sixth career playoff shutout, and the Los Angeles Kings opened their second-round series with a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.

05/14/2013

Teemu Selanne #8 of the Anaheim Ducks shakes hands with Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock following Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 12, 2013 in Anaheim, California. The Red Wings defeated the Ducks 3-2. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Ducks Still In Disbelief Over Defeat

Two days after Detroit abruptly ended Anaheim’s season, the Ducks were still in disbelief.

05/14/2013

Henrik Zetterberg #40, Valtteri Filppula #51 and Daniel Cleary #11 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrate Filppula's goal in the second period against the Anaheim Ducks in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 12, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Ducks Eliminated From Playoffs By Wings In Game Seven

Henrik Zetterberg and Valtteri Filppula each had a goal and an assist, and the Detroit Red Wings finished off the Anaheim Ducks with a 3-2 victory in Game 7 on Sunday night.

05/12/2013

Goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 and Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrate their teams 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Kings Finish Off Blues With 2-1 Win, Wait For Ducks-Red Wings

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dustin Penner scored the tiebreaking goal in the final second of the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings advanced to the second round with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis […]

05/10/2013

DETROIT, MI - MAY 10: Johan Franzen #93 of the Detroit Red Wings tries to re-direct a first-period shot towards the net in front of Francois Beauchemin #23 and Jonas Hiller #1 of the Anaheim Ducks in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on May 10, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Red Wings Beat Ducks 4-3 In OT, Setting Up Game 7

Henrik Zetterberg picked a good time to break out of his scoring slump.

05/10/2013

Jonathan Quick loses his mask but shuts out the Blues on Saturday night. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images Sport)

Kings Breaking Down Blues In Brutal Series Opener

Robyn Regehr broke his nose and got a puck in his ear, while captain Dustin Brown merely has a jagged cut on the bridge of his unbroken nose. Other Los Angeles Kings bear their own souvenirs, and several St. Louis Blues are similarly marked up.

05/09/2013

Nick Bonino (L) #13 of the Anaheim Ducks celebrates his game winning goal against the Detroit Red Wings in overtime in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 8, 2013 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks defeated the Red Wings 3-2 in overtime. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Ducks Take 3-2 Series Lead, Defeat Overtime Demons

After two agonizing overtime losses in the previous three games, Ryan Getzlaf figured the Anaheim Ducks were overdue for a break when they headed into extra time yet again.

05/09/2013

Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his goal against the St. Louis Blues in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on May 8, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Kings Take 3-2 Series Lead With Overtime Win Over St. Louis

Slava Voynov scored on an odd-man rush eight minutes into overtime and the Los Angeles Kings beat the St. Louis Blues for the third straight time, 3-2 Wednesday night.

05/08/2013

Ryan Getzlaf #15 and Daniel Winnik #34 of the Anaheim Ducks react to the empty net goal of Francois Beauchemin #23 in front of Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings to take a 3-1 lead on way to a win in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 30, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Getzlaf: Ducks Just Getting Started

It’s a recipe for tension in the Ducks’ dressing room heading into a pivotal point of the first-round series. But to Getzlaf and his teammates, every element of the playoff march is a privilege, particularly after the Ducks missed the postseason in two of the past three years.

05/07/2013

Justin Williams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his goal for a 4-3 lead over the St. Louis Blues during the third period in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Kings Even Series With Blues 2-2

Anze Kopitar tied it with 12:46 to play, Justin Williams tipped home the go-ahead goal 76 seconds later, and the Los Angeles Kings evened their first-round series with the St. Louis Blues with a 4-3 victory Monday night.

05/06/2013

Valtteri Filppula #51 of the Detroit Red Wings tries to get around the stick of Luca Sbisa #5 of the Anaheim Ducks during the second period in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on May 6, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Wings Beat Ducks In OT, Tie Series 2-2

Damien Brunner scored with 4:50 left in overtime, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 series-evening win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

05/06/2013

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Positively Minnesota: Harding Shines, Inspires

Minnesota Wild goaltender doesn’t want to be considered the NHL’s only player with multiple sclerosis, he just wants to be recognized for stopping the puck.

05/02/2013

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