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San Jose Mercury News Apr 23, 2016

Sharks beat Kings, win series

The San Jose Sharks blew a three-goal lead but scored three goals in the third period to beat the Los Angeles Kings and wrap up their playoff series in five games.
Los Angeles Times Apr 23, 2016

Nothing the Kings did was quite good enough this season

A handshake instead of another Stanley Cup championship. A season ended with a beautiful but brief tease and a first-round playoff exit. What had the makings of another epic rally against a familiar foe ended Friday with the Kings' 6-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks, pushing them into an off-season...

Sharks finish off Kings, advance to West semifinals

LOS ANGELES — Joonas Donskoi isn’t one of the Sharks’ more experienced players, so it might not be expected that he would play a key role in his rookie season. Donskoi came through in a big way, scoring two goals to lead San Jose to a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night as the Sharks captured the best-of-seven Western Conference first-round series 4-1. Joe Pavelski added an insurance goal when he blasted a slap shot by Kings’ goaltender Jonathan Quick with 7:36 remaining, and Melker Karlsson added an empty-net goal in the final minute. In addition to the...

Sharks-Kings postgame: Brent Burns' goal start of huge night for special teams

Joel Ward had 22 assists in the regular season and two more in the first three games of the Sharks’ Western Conference first round playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings. Few were bigger than his helper on Brent Burns’… Continue Reading → The post Sharks-Kings postgame: Brent...
San Jose Mercury News Apr 18, 2016

San Jose Sharks notes: Sharks have limited Los Angeles Kings' stars

Kings stars Anze Kopitar, Tyler Toffoli and Drew Doughty have been scoresheet no-shows in the first two games of the playoff series.
San Jose Mercury News Apr 15, 2016

Sharks prepared to hit back if Kings play physical

Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings was physical from the start, but the Sharks didn't back down to their rivals from Southern California.

Purdy: Sharks-Kings follows only Giants-Dodgers in nastiness

San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings have developed an intense rivalry felt by players and fans.
San Jose Mercury News Apr 13, 2016

Sharks-Kings NHL playoff series preview

How the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings match up in their NHL Western Conference first-round playoff series.
Los Angeles Times Apr 11, 2016

Ducks beat Capitals to clinch fourth straight division title

When the Anaheim Ducks lost nine of their first 10 games, making the playoffs looked like an uphill climb. Now they're Pacific Division champions for the fourth consecutive year. Behind a 24-save shutout from Frederik Andersen, the Ducks beat the Washington Capitals 2-0 Sunday night in their regular-season...

Sharks vs. Kings: A brief look at the season series

The Sharks and Los Angeles Kings will meet in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs next week, renewing one of the better rivalries in the National Hockey League. The series will start with two games in Los Angeles… Continue Reading → The post Sharks vs. Kings: A brief look at...
San Jose Mercury News Apr 10, 2016

Sharks to play Kings in NHL playoffs

The San Jose Sharks will play the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the NHL playoffs after the Anaheim Ducks beat the Washington Capitals in their final regular-season game to win the Pacific Division title. The Kings finished second and the Sharks third.
San Jose Mercury News Apr 10, 2016

Sharks beat Coyotes; Kings or Ducks next

The San Jose Sharks beat the Arizona Coyotes in their regular season finale and will play either the Los Angeles Kings or Anaheim Ducks in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs
Los Angeles Times Apr 6, 2016

Ducks stunned by the Jets' late rally, fall 2-1 in overtime

Blake Wheeler scored with 1:53 left in overtime, and the Winnipeg Jets rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Ducks on Tuesday night. Marko Dano scored the tying goal with 3:46 to play for the last-place Jets, who won their second straight with a late rally to stun the Pacific Division leaders. Michael...

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