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Live Blog Game 2 Sharks-Kings

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks
SHARKS vs KINGS

GAME TWO WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTER-FINALS 4/16/11

SHARKS LEAD SERIES 1-0

FINAL: Kings-4, Sharks-0

THREE STARS: 
1. Doughty (2G, 2A, +2)
2. Quick (34 saves, 1st career playoff shutout)
3. Johnson (G, A)
3rd PERIOD

20:00 It's over and the Kings have evened up the series at a game each with the shutout.  It is Quick's first career playoff shutout and the first time the Sharks have been blanked in a playoff game since Game 3 of the Quarter-finals last season by Craig Anderson of Colorado; it's the 14th time in franchise history they have been shutout in a playoff game. San Jose falls to 10-15 all-time in Game 2's despite outshooting the Kings 34-23.

19:52 Mayers and Simmonds each get ten minutes for misconduct as they tangle after a stoppage.

19:34 Murray called for charging Brown in the LA zone.

16:09 A lot of dump and chase over the last few minutes and the Kings are just sitting on their lead, as they should at this point.

10:30 Lewis exits the box as the Sharks are now zero for five on the man advantage.

8:30 Sharks go on the power play as Lewis is called for delay of game after lifting the puck over the glass.

4:54 The Kings make it 4-0 as Clifford taps in a rebound in the crease for his first goal of the series.  Richardson took the initial shot from a tough angle low on the right side.
LA E Goal: Clifford (1)  A: Richardson (1), Doughty 2(2) at 4:54  LA 4-0

3:00 Penner comes out of the box and LA kills off another penalty and the Sharks are still without a power play goal in the series.  LA was dangerously close to going down five-on-three as Greene could have been called for cross-checking Setoguchi in the corner.

1:00 Early power play opportunity for the Sharks as Penner is called for roughing Boyle in the San Jose zone.

0:00 Sharks need to find a quick spark as we begin the third.

2nd PERIOD

20:00 After two LA has a 3-0 lead and the Kings defense has been super, very few chances for the Sharks.  Shots are 23-16 San Jose after two periods and the Sharks have won 64% of the draws tonight.

15:42 Doughty fires a shot from the high slot near the blueline through a Moller screen that slipped through Niemi giving the Kings a 3-0 lead.  All three LA goals have been long shots from defenseman.
LA E Goal: Doughty 2(2)  A: Clifford (1), Scuderi (1)  at 15:42  LA 3-0

14:28 Brown re-joins the action and the teams are back to even strength.

13:53 Wallin heads out giving the Sharks a brief power play.

12:28 Brown is called for tripping Pavelski who was driving the net on a short-handed rush with Marleau.  The play started high in the LA zone when Doughty's stick broke attempting a shot from the right point.  We will play four-on-four for a bit.

11:53 Wallin is called for slashing Smyth putting the Kings on the man advantage again.  He had to take the penalty because Niemi was out of position after a save and Smyth would have had a tap in if Wallin did not commit the penalty.

10:30 Martinez comes out after the Kings kill off the penalty.  Quick with a couple of tough saves to keep the Sharks off the board.

8:30 Martinez called for hooking Mitchell in front of the net giving the Sharks a power play.

7:20 Scuderi with a shot from the left point clanks off the post glove-side of Niemi.

5:39 Demers exits the box and the Sharks with a strong penalty kill.

3:39 After the Kings had a cycle in the Sharks zone for about a minute, Demers back-handed the puck over the glass for a delay of game penalty giving LA another power play.

0:00 Period underway as the Sharks look to comeback.

1st PERIOD

20:00 Teams head to the dressing rooms with the Kings up 2-0.  San Jose finally got their penalty kill in order and did a nice job of not allowing any chances on the recent man advantage.  Sharks outshot the Kings 15-10 in the first and won 17 of the 24 face-offs.

17:52 Clowe heads right back to the box after cross-checking Doughty in the slot; it gives LA their third straight power play.

15:43 Doughty buries a slapshot top shelf, glove-side from the high slot to give the Kings a 2-0 lead and make them two-for-two on the power play.  The Kings have taken the crowd right out of this game.
LA PP Goal: Doughty (1)  A: Smyth (2), Johnson (1) at 15:43  2-0 LA

13:50 Clowe is called for elbowing in a scrum after a stoppage giving the Kings another power play.

12:13 Kings get on the board first as Johnson rips a slapshot passed Niemi blocker side from the left point.  It's the Kings second power play goal of the series (they are now 2 of 4).
LA PP Goal: Johnson (1)  A: Doughty (1), Handzus (1) at 12:13  1-0 LA

11:26 Eager picks up the Sharks first penalty for slashing Johnson on a forecheck rewarding the Kings their first power play.

10:32 Clifford comes out of the box and the Kings have killed the penalty.

8:32 Clifford is called for roughing Braun along the boards in the Kings zone, giving the Sharks the first power play of the night.

8:06 Shots are 5-4 Sharks as the teams are playing strong defense and not taking many risks early.

4:58 Terrific cylcle in the LA zone by the Couture line leads to two chances.

3:00 Demers picks up where he left off from Thursday with his aggresive play.  A hit in the neutral zone leads to a chance for Setoguchi.

1:30 Both teams have brought their physical play tonight.

0:00 We are underway as Thornton takes the opening face-off against Lewis.

PRE-GAME


Los Angeles:Ryan Smyth-Trevor Lewis -Justin Williams
(lines)           Dustin Penner-Michael Handzus-Dustin Brown
                     Kyle Clifford-Brad Richardson-Wayne Simmonds
                     Alexei Ponikarovsky-Oscar Moller -Kevin Westgarth

                     Willie Mitchell-Drew Doughty
                     Rob Scuderi-Jack Johnson
                     Alec Martinez-Matt Greene

                      scratches: Peter Harrold, Jarret Stoll (suspended), Anze Kopitar,
                      Davis Drewiske

San Jose:    not playing: Kent Huskins, Ian White, Jamie McGinn,
                    Andrew Desjardins, Brandon Mashinter, Benn Ferriero, Thomas Greiss

Starting Goalies:

SJ: Antti Niemi          back-up: Antero Nittymaki

LA: Jonathan Quick   back-up: Jonathan Bernier


Officials:
Referees:Kevin Pollack, Chris Lee
Linesman: Brad Lazarowich, Tony Sericolo
Video Judge:Larry Warner
Supervisor:Kris King


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