Game Inside the Game - 5/15/2013

WCSF Game 2: Sharks @ Kings

Wednesday, 05.15.2013 / 12:08 PM / 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

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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