Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/18/14
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The Sharks and Kings are embroiled in a heated division race that’s going to come down to a photo finish when the regular season wraps up this weekend. At stake is not just the Pacific Division crown, but also a third-seed and home ice in the first round of the playoffs, while the division’s other playoff teams will place no higher than seventh, a caveat of a down year in the Pacific. That’s why Thursday’s back-and-fourth 6-5 shootout win by the Sharks in L.A. had a playoff atmosphere and that’s why Sharks forward Ryane Clowe felt compelled to blatantly cheat in the late stages of the game. With less than five minutes left in regulation and the score still tied, the Kings’ Jarrett Stoll was leading an odd-man rush with the puck along the sideboards when Clowe, sitting on the Sharks’ bench, poked his stick out and knocked the puck loose from Stoll’s control. Stoll and other Kings players were immediately incensed but none of the officials’ whistles blew as San Jose gained possession...
PLAYERS: Ryane Clowe
TEAMS: San Jose Sharks
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