Posted May 17, 2013 on AP on Fox
A dizzying 22-second span that led to a pair of Los Angeles power play goals turned what appeared to be destined to be a tied series into an 0-2 hole for the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks players say it didn't take much longer than that for them to put their Game 2 collapse behind them and turn their focus to defending home ice the next two games so they can tie their second-round series with the Kings. ''Coming in today, we could have been hanging our heads and moping around,'' defenseman Brad Stuart said Friday. ''But I don't sense that at all. Obviously, guys aren't feeling good about what happened last night but when you look at the big picture, we feel good about knowing what we have to do and what we can control.'' So instead of looking back at the two late penalties that led to the two power-play goals that turned a 3-2 lead into a 4-3 loss, the Sharks would rather bank on the fact that they managed to score three goals against Jon...

Kings drop Game 3 to Sharks after questionable call

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Its been said that a referee is doing a good job when he goes unnoticed. However, just three games into the second-round playoff series between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks, the officiating has become front and center. With just four seconds left in regulation and the Kings already a man down, Kings forward Trevor Lewis was called for goaltender...

Sharks’ OT win avoids 3-0 deficit, aggravates Kings, Jonathan Quick

The San Jose Sharks climbed back into their second round series via a 2-1 OT win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night... But the Associated Press's recap reports that the Kings were particularly upset with the ways in which the San Jose Sharks were awarded a 5-on-3 in overtime... Continue reading "Sharks’ OT win avoids 3-0 deficit, aggravates Kings,...

San Jose GM Doug Wilson On The Torres Suspension

from the Sharks website, The Sharks organization fully supports the NHL in its efforts to remove illegal and dangerous hits from the game but we strongly disagree with the NHL's decision to suspend Raffi Torres. Upon review of the incident, it is abundantly clear that this was a clean hockey hit. As noted by the NHL, Raffi's initial point of contact was a shoulder...

Kings' Kopitar ready to return

Anze Kopitar won't allow a puck to the face to keep him out of the Los Angeles Kings' title defense. Kopitar returned to practice at the Kings' training complex on Friday, and he's ready to play in Game 3 on Saturday night at the Shark Tank after surviving a scary moment in the third period of Game 2 against the San Jose Sharks. Kopitar missed only a few minutes...

Sharks' Torres suspended for series

San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres was suspended for the rest of the Western Conference semifinal series against Los Angeles on Thursday for a hit to Kings forward Jarret Stoll's head. Torres was assessed a minor penalty for charging for the second-period hit Tuesday night in the Kings' 2-0 victory in Game 1. Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Torres is considered...

Anze Kopitar takes slapshot to face from teammate Dustin Brown

Early in the third period, Los Angeles Kings forwards Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown were leading a rush into the San Jose Sharks zone when disaster struck.  Kopitar dropped the puck off for Brown and drove hard to the net when Brown’s slap shot deflected off Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle’s stick and hit Kopitar in the face.  Luckily for Kopitar it seems as though the damage is...

Logan Couture saves San Jose Sharks season with overtime winner

 Saturday night's contest was "Must Win" for the San Jose Sharks, a loss would put the team in a deep 3-0 hole against the defending Stanley Cup Champion, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose's season would certainly be over with in LA victory.   Luckily, for the San Jose Sharks the power play was working in Game 3. Just after the ice was cleaned to start the game...

Kings keep home ice with epic comeback over Sharks

LOS ANGELES -- Facing the prospect of losing home-ice advantage, the Los Angeles Kings rallied with a pair of power-play goals by Dustin Brown and Trevor Lewis, scoring 22 seconds apart in the final minutes for a dramatic 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the San Jose Sharks. We found a way," said Kings coach Darryl Sutter. You know what, the power play was on, weve been talking...

LA Kings Center Anze Kopitar ate a deflected Dustin Brown slapshot

Anze Kopitar eats a deflected Dustin Brown slap shot last night. Visors can only protect so much. [BroBible] He returned because, well - you know. **Follow us on Twitter or Facebook.... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Kings stun Sharks with late rally

Captain Dustin Brown tied it with 1:43 left and Trevor Lewis scored the tiebreaking power-play goal 22 seconds later, propelling the Los Angeles Kings to a stunning 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night and a 2-0 series lead. Brown scored during a 5-on-3 advantage and Lewis provided the winner on a loose puck with 1:21 left, sending Staples Center into shocked celebration...

Los Angeles Kings Make Like Boston Bruins, Score Two Goals in 22 Seconds to Beat Sharks in Final Minutes

LOS ANGELES — Dustin Brown slumped in front of his locker and contemplated the final minutes of Game 2 with the same bewildered wonder felt by all those joyous Kings fans streaming out of Staples Center. With three minutes left, the San Jose Sharks appeared to be cruising toward a well-deserved win over Los Angeles. After two penalties and two dynamic power play goals, though,...

Tyler Toffoli scores slick backhand goal against Sharks

After spending most of the year in the AHL and scoring 28 goals in 58 games with the Manchester Monarchs and winning AHL rookie of the year, Tyler Toffoli is finally getting his shot with the big club.  Toffoli has only played five playoff games for the Los Angeles Kings so far, but he has been looking like a seasoned vet.  After San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi left the net...

Snatching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat — and the Sharks by   Jack Weber

Jarret Stoll was unable to play tonight and is out indefinitely with an undisclosed injury after taking a high hit from Raffi Torres late in the second period of the Kings’ 2-0 win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 on Tuesday, so taking his spot as the centre on the third line with [...]
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