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Game Inside the Game - 5/15/2013

WCSF Game 2: Sharks @ Kings

Wednesday, 05.15.2013 / 9:08 AM PT / News
By Eric Lindquist  - Staff Writer
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Game Inside the Game - 5\/15\/2013



"It's about getting it done," said Todd McLellan. "When the night ends, you have to have the job done. You can have as many good looks as you want. You can be in all alone. You have to find ways to finish, and we have players that are very capable of doing that. We have players that are capable of scoring greasy, dirty, playoff-style goals."

The San Jose Sharks look to even the series vs. the Los Angeles Kings in Game 2 in the Western Conference Semifinals on Thursday at 7 pm PST. Please note all games will be carried LIVE locally on NBCSN / 98.5-102.1 FM KFOX and the Sharks Radio Network.

Before each game day, sjsharks.com will take a look at the “Game inside the Game” as the Sharks continue their quest toward the Stanley Cup. Line matchups, player vs. player battles, head-to-head stats, and key figures highlighted each game day.

Before Game 2, let’s take a closer look GAME INSIDE THE GAME for the Sharks and the Kings.

Lineup changes for Game 2?

San Jose: No injuries reported for San Jose in Game 1. Defenseman Jason Demers is day-to-day and could see action in this series.

Los Angeles: Forward Jarret Stoll left the game late in the second period after he was checked by Raffi Torres and did not return.

Did You Know?:

*Goose Egg… the Sharks were shutout for the 17th time in franchise history in the playoffs in Game 1. It was the 2nd time Jonathan Quick has shutout the Sharks in the playoffs. (34 saves in 4-0W at SJ on Apr 16, 2011)

*Reverse the trend… the Sharks have never won a series after getting shutout in Game 1 (0-for-3).

*Playoff debut
…. Forward Bracken Kearns played his first career game in the Stanley Cup playoffs in Game 1 and fired one shot in 6:05 of ice time. Kearns turned 32 on Sunday.

*Lots of ice
…. Dan Boyle led all Sharks players with 23:26 of ice time in Game 1. Slava Voynov led all Kings with 23:54 of ice time.

*Hit Parade…. Tommy Wingels led all players with eight hits in Game 1…. Dustin Penner had six hits for the Kings.

*Home sweet home… with the win in Game 1, the LA Kings have won 11 straight games at the Staples Center dating back to March.

THE BOTTOM LINE

“We need to find a way to score goals,” said Logan Couture.

The Sharks outshot the Kings 35-20 in Game 1 but were unable to find the back of the net in the 2-0 loss. Everyone always talks about the traffic in LA, and that is exactly what the Kings did to score their two goals… got traffic in front of Antti Niemi… the Sharks will have to do the same in Game 2 in front of Jonathan Quick’s cage. The Sharks had a real solid effort in Game 1 but just couldn’t score…. which if your glass is half full, a good sign. Look for the Sharks to get “greasy” in front of the LA net in Game 2 as they look to even the series at 1-1.



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STANDINGS

PACIFIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 LAK 55 33 19 3 151 129 69
2 SJS 54 29 20 5 158 144 63
3 ANA 54 27 19 8 123 127 62
4 ARI 55 25 24 6 144 168 56
5 VAN 55 22 21 12 127 149 56
6 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
7 EDM 57 22 29 6 139 169 50

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 54 25 27 18 52
B. Burns 54 18 30 -11 48
J. Thornton 54 12 36 17 48
P. Marleau 54 17 18 -17 35
J. Ward 52 15 17 -11 32
M. Vlasic 51 7 24 8 31
T. Hertl 53 11 16 5 27
J. Donskoi 49 10 16 2 26
L. Couture 24 5 13 4 18
J. Braun 52 1 17 8 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Jones 26 15 3 .916 2.34
A. Stalock 3 5 2 .884 2.94
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