This one is in the books and the four-game win streak is over via a 4-0 loss Los Angeles.
An interference call to Patrick Marleau
eliminates the power play and the Kings score 4v4 as Dustin Brown scores another one.
Jamie Mcginn is hauled down and the Sharks will look for a late spark.
The Sharks can't find a way past Jonathan Quick. They've had some excellent scoring chances, including one by Heatley a moment ago, but nothing has crossed the line.
goes in shorthanded, but is slashed from behind and can't score. The penalty does provide more than 1:30 of 4v4 time and eliminates a Kings power play.
Now it's 3-0. Dustin Brown took a pass in stride heading to the net and popped it in.
Less than two minutes later, it's 2-0 for the Kings. Marco Sturm threw a puck toward the net that Anze Kopitar attempted to deflect. In the end, the puck bounced right and Sturm got the goal against his former team.
On their 31st shot, the Kings finally solve Antti Niemi
. Trevor Lewis gets loose from the defense and is found wide upon. He then picked the top corner for the 1-0 LA lead.
20 minutes to decide two very important points in the Pacific Division.
A quick move of Niclas Wallin's stick keeps the Kings from finding the lead in the last minute of the second. The shot sare 30-14 for the Kings, but the game is still tied.
It's Antti Niemi
's world right now. The shots favor LA 27-13, but he has kept the game tied.
A nice little "Beat LA" chant runs through the building.
keeps stonewalling the visiting Kings and there is a little pushing and shoving after the whistle.
Great clean open ice hit by Scott Nichol on Brad Richardson. Then Richardson chases Nichol down and they both get five for fighting.
In an incredible display of hand-eye coordination, Joe Thornton
manages to hold the puck in the zone by dangling it along the blue line.
Jamie McGinn rams into Alec Martinez behind the net and gets the crowd excited.
San Jose controlled the zone for much of the remaining power play, but no goal on the scoreboard.
San Jose finishes with four shots on the late power play and closed the shot gap to 16-6 for the period. No goals from either side through 20 minutes.
Devin Setoguchi can't finish a prime chance, but the hustle of his line draws a penalty against the Kings.
This time it wa a blast from Anze Kopitar that Antti Niemi
had to deal with, but again he was up to the challange.
Incredible penalty killing by the Sharks, with Logan Couture
and Scott Nichol taking an extended shift. The Sharks have also found a shot for the scoreboard.
LA's 11th shot was a dangerous one one a two-on-one, but Antti Niemi
shuts down Justin Williams. The Kings get a power play at the end of the play and will be up a man.
It's amazing that the Sharks don' t have a shot yet while the Kings have nine. The good news is no damage as been done as the game is still knotted 0-0.
just turned away Dustin Brown in front, stopping his second effort all alone against an opponent.
Devin Setoguchi pushes a shot just wide, but it doesn't count as an official shot and the Sharks are looking to test Jonathan Quick for the first time still.
The Kings are in the attacking zone early and often in the first five minutes. Antti Niemi
is playing like it's the Western Conference Final.
Tested early, Antti Niemi
makes a stellar pokecheck on Wayne Simmonds to stop a goal in the first minute.
The fans are chanting "Beat LA" early and Team Teal is sporting their all black uniforms.Antti Niemi
will man the pipes for San Jose in the Pacific Division showdown with Jonathan Quick in for LA.Joe Thornton
's line will take the opening faceoff with Douglas Murray
and Dan Boyle
on the backend.
Former Sharks forward Marco Sturm is in the starting lineup for the Kings.