Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles can’t match the Sharks’ top-end talent or entertainment value, but the champs won the pivotal Game 5 on Thursday night with a fundamentally sound effort led by that sturdy defense.
Another playoff series for the San Jose Sharks, another round of diving accusations. As you would expect, those accusations made it to the L.A. Kings and on Thursday after the morning skate, the Kings had their retort.
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.
The Sharks players say they’re putting their Game 2 collapse behind them and turning their focus to defending home ice the next two games so they can tie their second-round series with the Kings.
Sharks forward Raffi Torres was suspended for the rest of San Jose’s second-round playoff series against Los Angeles on Thursday for an illegal check to the head of Kings forward Jarret Stoll during the opener.
Raffi Torres spent the past year in Phoenix and San Jose trying to shake his reputation as a dangerous player. His hit on Los Angeles center Jarret Stoll might have erased much of that work and put both players’ postseason futures in doubt.
Saturday night’s regular-season finale may not be the final meeting between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks depending on certain postseason scenarios.
Playoff positioning is at stake Tuesday night between these Pacific Division rivals at the HP Pavilion, where the San Jose Sharks have won five straight over the L.A. Kings.
Kyle Clifford recorded his first two-goal game in the NHL, and Justin Williams, Jarret Stoll and Dwight King also scored as the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 5-2 on Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (CBS 5) – I wonder if Darryl Sutter will swing by the Sharks office with the Stanley Cup if the Kings finish off New Jersey. “Hey guys, take a swing from ‘ol Lord […]