About the only positive the Los Angeles Kings could take out of their lopsided loss in their playoff opener to the San Jose Sharks was no matter how poorly they played, it still only counted as one loss.
Tomas Hertl and Raffi Torres both scored in their first game together as teammates and the San Jose Sharks jumped on top of Jonathan Quick and the rival Los Angeles Kings with a 6-3 victory in their playoff opener Thursday night.
Marty Havlat scored 3 goals for the first time in nearly nine years, and the Sharks prevented Colorado from clinching the Central Division title with a 5-1 victory over the Avalanche on Friday night.
The Nashville Predators put a dent in San Jose’s hopes for a division title by beating the Sharks 3-0 on Saturday night.
Nicklas Backstrom scored the winning goal in the shootout to lead the Washington Capitals to their first win in San Jose in more than 20 years, 3-2 over the Sharks on Saturday night.
The San Jose Sharks beat the New York Rangers 1-0 Sunday for their sixth straight win.
Tommy Wingels scored two goals and Antti Niemi shut Montreal out for the second time this season in the Sharks’ 4-0 victory over the Canadiens on Saturday night.
Matt Nieto returned to the lineup and scored the game-winning goal at 6:20 of the third period and the Sharks defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Sunday.
Sharks rookie Matt Nieto scored twice in the first period for his first career multigoal game, but that lead was erased in a flash early in the third period when Antti Niemi was sent to the bench as San Jose lost for the fourth time in five games.
The Sharks snapped a 3-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Blackhawks on Saturday night.