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Round 2

Golden Knights vs. Sharks playoff preview

Goaltending duel between Fleury, Jones highlights second-round series

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks

Golden Knights: 51-24-7, 109 points, first in Pacific

Sharks: 45-27-10, 100 points, third in Pacific

Season series: VGK 3-0-1; SJS 1-2-1

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Sharks expect challenging series from Golden Knights

Finish sweep of Ducks in Western First Round one night after Vegas swept Kings

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

SAN JOSE -- San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer was an early believer in the Vegas Golden Knights.

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Ducks hope to rebound, stay alive in Game 4 against Sharks

Coming off worst playoff loss in their history

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

SAN JOSE -- The Anaheim Ducks were talking about moving on as fast as possible one day after the worst Stanley Cup Playoff loss in their history.

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Sharks fourth line comes through in Game 3 win against Ducks

Fehr, Karlsson, Sorensen help put San Jose on verge of sweep in Western series

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

SAN JOSE -- The first words from San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer after an 8-1 victory against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 3 of the Western Conference First Round at SAP Center on Monday were about his fourth line.

That would be veteran Eric Fehr centering Melker Karlsson and Marcus Sorensen.

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Gibson giving Ducks chance against Sharks in playoffs

Goalie has been stellar in two losses at home to start first-round series

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

ANAHEIM -- John Gibson has rarely lacked confidence at any point in his career.

The belief the Anaheim Ducks goalie has in himself will be needed for Game 3 of the Western Conference First Round against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on Monday (10:30 p.m. ET; CNBC, SN1, TVAS2, NBCSCA, PRIME).

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Ducks facing familiar scenario following Game 2 loss to Sharks

Rallied to win second round last season after losing first two at home

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

ANAHEIM -- Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano sat in his dressing-room stall, head bowed and voice low, answering questions after the San Jose Sharks defeated the Ducks 3-2 in Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round at Honda Center on Saturday.

Gradually, his voice got a little louder and his words more animated as he talked about the challenge ahead. The Sharks lead the best-of-7 series 2-0. Game 3 is at San Jose on Monday (10:30 p.m. ET; CNBC, SN1, TVAS2, NBCSCA, PRIME).

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Thornton uncertain for Sharks in Game 2 against Ducks

Forward took warmups before series-opening win

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

ORANGE, Calif. -- Joe Thornton's possible return from injury to the San Jose Sharks lineup will not be influenced by their 3-0 win in Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round against the Anaheim Ducks.

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'Re-energized' Kane thrives for Sharks in playoff debut

Scores two goals in Game 1 win against Ducks

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

ANAHEIM -- Evander Kane proved to be a quick study Thursday.

It took the San Jose Sharks forward less than 30 minutes to figure out this Stanley Cup Playoff thing and start scoring.

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Kane adds wrinkle for Sharks against Ducks in playoffs

Stopping San Jose forward may be key to Anaheim's success

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

ANAHEIM -- There will be plenty of familiar faces on the ice when the San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks play Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round at Honda Center on Thursday (10:30 p.m. ET; USA, SN360, TVAS, PRIME, NBCSCA).

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Kopitar flourishes in second season as Kings captain

Forward responds with MVP-type numbers, sparks return to playoffs

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

LOS ANGELES -- Anze Kopitar just had the best regular season of his NHL career, scoring 92 points (35 goals, 57 assists) and leading the Los Angeles Kings to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2016.

For longtime teammate Dustin Brown, it's not hard to figure out why.

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