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By Matthew Feuerman of TiqIQ,
It was close late in Game 3, but in the end, Antti Niemi got it done for the San Jose Sharks. The veteran goalkeeper stopped 22 of 23 stops en route to a clutch victory for the Sharks, their second in a row.
It was also the second straight game where Niemi was near unbeatable. In games three and four he allowed only two goals combined, and give his team a decisive advantage on the ice. Niemi has posted a stellar 1.93 Goals Against Average this postseason. Continue reading "TiqIQ Ticket Preview: Sharks vs. Kings"
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Joe Thornton set the tone for the San Jose Sharks with a dominant first period. After that, the Sharks did their best to hang on and tie up their playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings.
Thornton set up Brent Burns' first-period goal and Logan Couture added a power-play goal early in the second to give the Sharks just enough offense to beat the Kings 2-1 Tuesday night to...
The San Jose Sharks barely held off the Los Angeles Kings at the end for a second straight home win.
Now the job gets really tough: The Sharks know they need to end the home-team dominance if they have any chance of winning this second-round series.
Brent Burns got San Jose off to a fast start with a quick score and Logan Couture added a power-play goal early in the second period...
The San Jose Sharks carried the play for the first two periods and held on for the third to come out ahead 2-1 in game four to even the series at 2 apiece with the LA Kings.
Like during the regular season the home team is yet to lose in the battle of LA versus San Jose. The Sharks are going to have to figure out a way to win at the Staples center while holding court at the Shark Tank if the...
The San Jose Sharks absolutely dominated the Los Angeles Kings through the first period Tuesday night at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, out shooting the reigning Champs 15-3.
“I thought they were great, established a relentless forecheck, and used their size to their advantage, ” said Sharks’ head coach Todd McLellan. “Obviously that got us the first goal. The momentum they...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- 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.
Logan Couture followed up his overtime game-winner in Game 3 with his fifth power-play goal of the playoffs to add to the lead...
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KINGS 2, SHARKS 2
The maddening conclusion of Games 2 and 3 left both fan bases bitter. Borderline calls by the referees had swung the momentum for opposing teams in each game and ultimately decided the outcome. Fans don't go to hockey games to watch the referees...
Ryan Leong filling in for Cam Gore. Cam will blog for Game 6
The Sharks did their best defensively but it was like putting up sand bags to stop an oncoming flood. In short, the Kings were relentless keeping their foot on the gas pedal all night and the Sharks eventually got run over.
Goals by Anze Kopitar and Slava Voynov and an empty netter from Jeff Carter lifted the Kings...
After a 2-1 overtime road loss to the San Jose Sharks in Game 3 of this best-of-seven series, the Kings looked to bounce back tonight and take a 3-1 lead in their second-round series of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Coming into tonight, the Kings and Sharks had faced each other seven times this year, and [...]
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick sometimes seems to be the only obstacle between San Jose and the Western Conference finals while the Sharks dominate much of their 2-2 series with the defending Stanley Cup champions.
And if Quick needed any extra motivation to stop the Sharks again in the pivotal Game 5 on Thursday night, TJ Galiardi provided it.
Galiardi accused the Conn Smythe Trophy...
âWe have no answer for Joe Thorntonâ â Darryl Sutter
Matt Greene and Kyle Clifford didnât help.
The battle of the boards: Voynov didnât want to be pounded like a 2 x 4 and avoided Joe Thornton like a freight train. Thornton won and the defenseman turned power forward scored easily. (And WHAT was Robyn Regehr actually DOING?)
It was a rare 5 on 5...
FIRST.... read today's GAMEDAY PREVIEW for tonight's Game 5 between the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks. Exclusively on LAKings.com.
This will make much more sense once you've read the GAMEDAY PREVIEW.
THEN... it's a brand-new Game 5 Edition of All The Kings Men Podcast!!! Jesse Cohen and I chat about the LA Kings loss in Game 4 and...