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.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored his first career playoff goal with 11:04 to play for the Sharks, who were doomed by two late penalties after rallying from an early two-goal deficit.
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.
Jonathan Quick made 35 saves in his sixth career playoff shutout, and the Los Angeles Kings opened their second-round series with a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.
Patrick Marleau scored a power-play goal 13:18 into overtime and the San Jose Sharks completed their first playoff sweep in franchise history, beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 Tuesday night.
Raffi Torres scored at 5:31 of overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 2 of their playoff series Friday night.
Canucks coach Alain Vigneault is looking for his team to put more pressure on Sharks goalie Antti Niemi. Vancouver’s best chances came mainly from outside in Game 1, and the coach wants his players to move the puck up ice and crash the net.
Whether or not the Vancouver Canucks’ random cheating accusations against the San Jose Sharks are true or not, the Sharks in Game 1 were too fast, had too many scoring opportunities and had a goalie who was too locked in.
Minnesota Wild goaltender doesn’t want to be considered the NHL’s only player with multiple sclerosis, he just wants to be recognized for stopping the puck.