Originally written on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 10/30/14
Last night, the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings faced off in a hugely important divisional match-up which unfortunately resulted in a Kings 6-5 shootout loss. At stake for the Kings was the potential to clinch the division and of course a little redemption from last year’s postseason. The game had a very gritty, playoff-type feel to it, resulting in a combined total of 63 penalty minutes and 10 regulation goals. The important storyline to note here is not the fact that the Kings were able to score 5 goals, or that Jonathan Quick gave up 5, but that the San Jose Sharks find it necessary to cheat in order to win games. The Kings held a consistent lead until well into the third period when Anze Kopitar was called for a completely BS tripping penalty, which ended up leading to a Sharks goal and giving them the 5-4 lead. With just under 4 minutes to go, Justin Williams tied it up on the power play with a beautiful feed from Mike Richards to keep the Kings in the game. Very shortly...
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