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NHL Network presents: Game 4 2011 WCQF: Sharks vs. Kings

Thursday, 08.04.2011 / 12:00 AM / NHL Network

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NHL Network presents: Game 4 2011 WCQF: Sharks vs. Kings
All summer long, NHL Network will be replaying the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs -- from every jaw-dropping goal to every highlight-reel save to every crushing defeat.
All summer long, NHL Network will be replaying the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs -- from every jaw-dropping goal to every highlight-reel save to every crushing defeat.

Each game of the postseason -- spanning the more than two-month period from the opening round to Boston's Game 7 clincher of the Stanley Cup Final -- will be shown on the Network throughout the offseason.

Fans can tune in at 8 p.m. ET nightly for a different game -- and different chance to re-live history. A complete program schedule can be found on NHLNetwork.com.


After a devastating loss in Game 3, the Los Angeles Kings needed to bounce back on home ice in Game 4 or risk letting the series get away. The San Jose Sharks hoped to ride the wave of momentum created by overcoming a 4-0 deficit two nights earlier and take a 3-1 series lead back home for Game 5.

Antti Niemi and Jonathan Quick were perfect in the first 20 minutes, as the opening period ended scoreless for the first time in the series. But in the second, the Sharks scored in a flurry, posting three goals -- two by Ryane Clowe -- in a span of 5 1/2 minutes. L.A. responded quickly, and after goals by Brad Richardson and Justin Williams made the score 3-2 late in the second, it seemed as if the Kings would be staging an epic comeback of their own.

A couple of Joes prevented that from happening though, as Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski scored 54 seconds apart early in the third, putting San Jose back on top by three goals at 5-2. Any hopes of a Los Angeles rally were quickly extinguished, and the Sharks went on to double up the Kings 6-3, giving them a chance to close out the series in Game 5 back in Northern California.

2011 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS REPLAY SCHEDULE
DATE TIME GAME
Mon, Aug. 1 8 p.m. ET Western Conference Quarterfinals: Los Angeles @ San Jose, Game 1
Tue, Aug. 2
8 p.m. ET
Western Conference Quarterfinals: Los Angeles @ San Jose, Game 2
Wed, Aug. 3
8 p.m. ET
Western Conference Quarterfinals: San Jose @ Los Angeles, Game 3
Thu, Aug. 4
8 p.m. ET
Western Conference Quarterfinals: San Jose @ Los Angeles, Game 4
Fri, Aug. 5 8 p.m. ET Western Conference Quarterfinals: Los Angeles @ San Jose, Game 5
Sat, Aug. 6 8 p.m. ET Western Conference Quarterfinals: San Jose @ Los Angeles, Game 6

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