San Jose Sharks
Patrick Marleau got his first point of the series when he knocked home a rebound with 7:47 to play and the San Jose Sharks finally managed to knock out the Detroit Red Wings on their fourth try with a 3-2 victory Thursday night in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal series.
Joe Thornton scored 2:22 into overtime Monday night to give San Jose a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings and send the Sharks to a first-round series win.
Home ice hasn’t meant much in the all-California series between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings.
Jonathan Quick made 51 saves to help Los Angeles hold on to a big lead that Kyle Clifford and Wayne Simmonds helped provide and the Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in Game 5 on Saturday night to remain alive in their first-round series.
Ryane Clowe scored two goals, Jason Demers added another in the second period and the San Jose Sharks beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-3 on Thursday night to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round series.
As bad as it was to become just the fourth team to squander a four-goal lead and lose a playoff game in NHL history, the Los Angeles Kings know dwelling on the collapse will only make it worse.
Devin Setoguchi scored 3:09 into overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 6-5 victory over the Los Angeles Kings, who blew a four-goal lead, in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series on Tuesday night.
With leading scorer Anze Kopitar sidelined for the playoffs and Jarret Stoll suspended one game, the Los Angeles Kings found some much-needed offense among their defensemen.
With leading scorer Anze Kopitar sidelined for the playoffs and Jarret Stoll suspended one game, the Los Angeles Kings have found some much-needed offense among their defensemen.
The San Jose Sharks spent the past three months doing the little things — blocking shots, battling for the puck along the boards, relying on teamwork.
Drew Doughty had two goals and two assists, Jonathan Quick made 34 saves and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-0 in Game 2 on Saturday night to even their first-round series at one game apiece.
Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll has been suspended one game for a blindside hit that knocked San Jose defenseman Ian White out of Game 1 of a first-round series.
Los Angeles Kings forward Justin Williams will return from a dislocated right shoulder to play in the postseason opener against the San Jose Sharks.
Antti Niemi was a major reason the San Jose Sharks failed to make it past the Western Conference final a year ago with his spectacular play in goal for Chicago.
Justin Williams has gone through another full practice with the Los Angeles Kings with a harness on his dislocated shoulder.