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Team Matchups San Jose Pittsburgh
Record 46-30-6 -- 98 pts 48-26-8 -- 104 pts
Goals Scored 241 245
Goals Against 210 203
Power Play % 22.5 (3rd) 18.4 (16th)
Penalty Kill % 80.5 (21st) 84.4 (4th)
Individual Matchups
Goals Pavelski - 38 Crosby - 36
Assists Thornton - 63 Letang - 49
Points Thornton - 82 Crosby - 85
Penalty Minutes Wingels - 63 Letang - 66
Wins Jones - 37 Fleury - 35
Goals Against Reimer - 1.62 Murray - 2.00
Save % Reimer - .938 Murray - .930
Regular Season Series vs Pittsburgh
Season series tied 1-1-0
Nov 21: Sharks 3 @ Penguins 1
Dec 1: Penguins 5 @ Sharks 1
Finally!
5/25/16 - By Mike Lee
The San Jose Sharks are going to the Stanley Cup Finals. Let that one soak in for a moment. It took 25 years, but the Sharks improbable playoff run reached new heights on Wednesday night, as San Jose eliminated the St Louis Blues with a dominating 5-2 win at SAP Center. It was a 60 minute affair that showcased four Sharks lines that contained the Blues from the opening whistle. St Louis was forced to play catch up from the opening period, but could never generate the spark necessary to match the Sharks.
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Uncharted Sharks Territory
5/23/16 - By Mike Lee
The San Jose Sharks have gone where no Sharks team has ever gone before. They won their 11th game in the playoffs on Monday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference Finals with a hard fought 6-3 win over the St Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center in Missouri. Sharks captain Joe Pavelski scored the tying goal late in the 2nd period, then bagged the game winner 16 seconds into the 3rd period to propel San Jose. The Sharks sit one win away from their first trip to the Stanley Cup Finals, which they can lock up at home on Wednesday night in Game 6.
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Blues even series by smashing Sharks
5/19/16 - By Mike Lee
When the Sharks beat the St Louis Blues in Game 2 at Scottrade Center, they stole home ice advantage as the series shifted back to San Jose. The Sharks imploded in Game 4 on Saturday afternoon, to hand that advantage right back to the Blues. Holding a 2-1 series lead, the Sharks played like a team that expected the Blues to roll over and hand them the series. Not so fast. The Blues landed a throat shot to the lethargic Sharks to even the series with a resounding 6-3 win at SAP Center.
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The Quest for Game M
5/19/16 - By Paul Krill
The Universe is in spot where it's never been before: The San Jose Sharks at this juncture are leading a Western Conference Finals series in games won. And if they can take just two of the next four games, Sharks ticketholders will for the first time get to use tickets for Game M. For those of you confused by what Game M is, let me explain.
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Sharks continue to roll in Game 3
5/19/16 - By Mike Lee
Momentum in a powerful thing, and the San Jose Sharks have all of it in their Western Conference Finals series with the St Louis Blues right now. The series shifted to San Jose on Thursday night, and the Sharks picked up where they left off in St Louis, by shutting out the Blues for the 2nd consecutive game. The Sharks used a pair of goals from Tomas Hertl and another from Joonas Donskoi to use a 3-0 decision to take a 2-1 series lead.
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Welcome Back
5/18/16 - By Ken Smyth
Coming back to San Jose with the series tied, the St. Louis Blues are trying to earn a split on the road just as the Sharks were a few days ago. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock tossed his team under the zamboni after Tuesday's loss, but his lamentations of why-can't-we-play-at-home-like we-do-on-the-road sound appropriate for the Sharks as well. Also, don't snicker at Htich too much. Spending all those years in 210 watching his Stars teams snag a loose pass and send the forwards back up ice made me appreciate his system, boring as it looked to play. Those doughnuts power a good hockey mind.
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Sharks smother Blues for Game 2 win
5/17/16 - By Mike Lee
The Sharks turned in a hard nosed performance in Game 1 of their Western Conference Finals series with the St Louis Blues, but weren't rewarded for it. They put their heads down and bulled forward in Game 2 on Tuesday night in St Louis, skating away with a dominating 4-0 win at Scottrade Center. Brent Burns potted a pair of goals, and Martin Jones turned aside 26 shots to earn his 2nd career playoff shutout.
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Hitchcock kicks off war of words
5/16/16 - By Mike Lee
We're only one game into the Western Conference Finals and the war of words has already begun. At least Ken Hitchcock has elected to go that route. In response to comments Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer made about referees needing to do their job, Hitchcock responded by implying that DeBoer was "whining". Pretty crafty of Hitchcock to play the referees against DeBoer, who opened that door with his comments to reporters on Monday.
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Simple mistakes cost Sharks Game 1
5/15/16 - By Mike Lee
The Western Conference Finals kicked off in St Louis on Sunday night, but an absence of the fire that carried them to a Game 7 win in the Conference Semi-Finals doomed the Sharks to a 2-1 loss at the hands of the host Blues. San Jose showed some signs of life after falling behind to the Blues, but in the playoffs, you need to seize control of the game. They didn't do that, and find themselves in 1-0 series hole.
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Team Matchups San Jose St Louis
Record 46-30-6 -- 98 pts 49-24-9 -- 107 pts
Goals Scored 241 224
Goals Against 210 201
Power Play % 22.5 (3rd) 21.5 (6th)
Penalty Kill % 80.5 (21st) 85.1 (3rd)
Individual Matchups
Goals Pavelski - 38 Tarasenko - 40
Assists Thornton - 63 Stastny - 39
Points Thornton - 82 Tarasenko - 74
Penalty Minutes Wingels - 63 Backes - 83
Wins Jones - 37 Allen - 26
Goals Against Reimer - 1.62 Elliott - 2.07
Save % Reimer - .938 Elliott - .930
Regular Season Series vs St Louis
Sharks won season series 2-1-0
Feb 4: Sharks 3 @ Blues 1
Feb 22: Sharks 6 @ Blues 3
Mar 22: Blues 1 @ Sharks 0
Why The Sharks Can Beat The St. Louis Blues in Round 3
5/14/16 - By Zach Bodenstein
The San Jose Sharks were pushed on to the brink of elimination for the first time in these Stanley Cup playoffs, but that only propelled the club to have its most dominant performance of the postseason in Game 7 against Nashville. Now, they head to St. Louis for the Western Conference Final against a healthy and scary Blues team.
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Game 7 is all San Jose
5/12/16 - By Mike Lee
The Sharks Western Conference Semi-Finals series wrapped with a hum-dinger of a Game 7 on Thursday night. San Jose came out swinging and powered past the Nashville Predators with a 5-0 pummeling at SAP Center. Five different Sharks put pucks past Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne in what was arguably the best playoff performance in franchise history.
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Sharks roll over in Game 6
5/9/16 - By Mike Lee
The not so illustrious history of the San Jose Sharks in the playoffs is scarred with one simple fact. They've never been able to put teams away when they had the chance. With all the momentum following their Game 5 pasting of the Nashville Predators in their pocket, the Sharks pulled another underwhelming performance in Game 6 on Monday night, letting the Predators back into the series.
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Sharks ambush Predators in Game 5
5/7/16 - By Mike Lee
After their demoralizing triple overtime loss to the Nashville Predators in Game 4, the Sharks jumped all over their opponent and rolled to a 5-1 win in Game 5 at SAP Center. San Jose was relentless all night, piling on the Predators with an up-tempo game that caught Nashville flat-footed all night. Joe Pavleski led San Jose with a pair of goals, and Martin Jones made 24 saves to earn his 7th victory of the playoffs. San Jose now sits a win away from the Conference Finals.
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Triple overtime proves too much for SJ
5/5/16 - By Mike Lee
So much for that 2-0 lead. The Sharks limp home from Nashville after dropping Game 4 on a Mike Fisher goal scored in triple overtime. San Jose blew a 3rd period lead, then misfired on a boatload of chances in the three extra periods, but they simply found a way to lose. San Jose actually put what should have been the game winning goal into the Predators net, but a controversial call waved off what would have been the goal to put the Sharks up 3-1 in the series.
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Sharks fall flat in Nashville
5/3/16 - By Mike Lee
You can't expect to win them all, but you do expect the team to show up. The Sharks have found lots of success during this post season, but Tuesday night wasn't indicative of that. The Sharks grabbed an early 1st period lead, then threw things into cruise control for the final 40 minutes. That was a recipe for disaster as the host Nashville Predators scored the next 4 goals to roll the Sharks 4-1 at Bridgestone Arena.
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Jones leads Sharks to 2-0 series lead
5/1/16 - By Mike Lee
The Sharks had the advantage of playing a tired Nashville Predators team in Game 1 of their Western Conference Semi-Final match-up, but Game 2 was a much different story. Nashville came out firing on Sunday afternoon, outplaying the Sharks for the better part of 60 minutes, but San Jose's netminder Martin Jones had a career game in net to help the Sharks take a 3-2 win at SAP Center, vaulting the team to a 2-0 series lead.
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Five 3rd period goals propel Sharks
4/29/16 - By Mike Lee
The Sharks last played a week ago when they ended the Los Angeles Kings season with a 6-3 win in Southern California, so it wasn't a surprise that they had a few cobwebs to deal with. San Jose spent the better part of 40 minutes in search of their legs, but when they found them it was a beautiful thing. San Jose erupted for a franchise record 5 goals in the 3rd period to knock off the Nashville Predators to take Game 1 of the Western Conference Semi-Final match-up.
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Why the Sharks can beat the Nashville Predators in Round 2
4/28/16 - By Zach Bodenstein
Why the Sharks can beat the Nashville Predators in Round 2 After shocking the hockey universe and eliminating the Los Angeles Kings in dominant fashion, the Sharks are well-rested and poised to carry over their first round success against the Nashville Predators. The Predators are no slouch, as they took down arguably the western conference's toughest team, defeating the Anaheim Ducks in seven games, of which was a grueling and bruising series. The Predators come into this game on a two game winning streak, like the Sharks, and are forced to adjust to the time zone in Northern California, as well as the extended travel from Tennessee.
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Team Matchups San Jose Nashville
Record 46-30-6 -- 98 pts 41-27-14 -- 96 pts
Goals Scored 241 228
Goals Against 210 215
Power Play % 22.5 (3rd) 19.7 (10th)
Penalty Kill % 80.5 (21st) 81.2 (16th)
Individual Matchups
Goals Pavelski - 38 Forsberg - 33
Assists Thornton - 63 Josi - 47
Points Thornton - 82 Forsberg - 64
Penalty Minutes Wingels - 63 Jackman - 76
Wins Jones - 37 Rinne - 34
Goals Against Reimer - 1.62 Hutton - 2.33
Save % Reimer - .938 Hutton - .918
Regular Season Series vs Nashville
Predators won season series 2-0-1
Oct 28: Predators 2 @ Sharks 1
Feb 6: Sharks 2 @ Predators 6
Apr 2: Sharks 3 @ Predators 2 (SO)
Quiet Night
4/26/16 - By Ken Smyth
No hockey tonight so one can think about things. The LA Kings are gone in five games, and between the Sharks and the St. Louis Blues, "exorcising their demons" easily wins the Over-used Metaphor In A Hockey Blog competition for the week. Sharks fans can live with that, we're tired of hearing that "c" word. About 90% of the smart people pecked either the Kings or the Chicago Blackhawks to represent the Western Conference in the Finals and have some serious splaining to do. Somebody new will go in a few weeks, it might as well be us. But that's getting ahead of things.
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Sharks exact a little revenge
4/22/16 - By Mike Lee
The Sharks got a little redemption on Friday night. It wasn't full retribution for the great playoff collapse of 2014, but it was a nice little accomplishment that every player who wore teal two season ago had the pleasure of enjoying. San Jose out gunned the Los Angeles Kings in a wild 6-3 shootout at Staples Center, which allows the Sharks to advance to the Western Conference Semi-Finals. There was great irony in the game after the Sharks blew a 3-0 lead in the game before unloading two years of frustration on the Kings with a 3-goal 3rd period.
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Power play powers Sharks to Game 4 win
4/20/16 - By Mike Lee
The Sharks Western Conference Series with the Los Angeles Kings was billed as one of the tightest of the playoffs. Each of the first four games has been diced by a single goal, including Wednesday nights 3-2 Sharks win at SAP Center. San Jose scored the first three goals of the game, then held on for a wild victory that gives them a commanding 3-1 series lead in the best-of-seven affair.
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Missed opportunities gift the Kings Game 3
4/18/16 - By Mike Lee
The Sharks played like world beaters for 30 seconds on Monday night. Then they came back to earth and played mediocre hockey for the better part of an hour and allowed the Los Angeles Kings to crawl back in their Western Conference Quarter Final series after a series of missed opportunities. Tanner Pearson scored an overtime goal at SAP Center to help the Kings cut the Sharks series lead to 2-1.
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Sharks grab 2-0 series lead
4/16/16 - By Mike Lee
The league's best road team did it again on Saturday night. With Game 1 already in the win column, the Sharks turned in another gritty performance at Staples Center in Los Angeles to take Game 2 with a 2-1 win over the host Kings. The Sharks took advantage of their chances, and held the Kings offense in check for most of the evening to grab a 2-0 lead in the best of 7 series.
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Sharks take Game 1 from Kings 4-3
4/14/16 - By Mike Lee
To say the Sharks have some playoffs demons to exercise against the Los Angeles Kings would be a bit of an understatement. They kicked off the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a step in the right direction as they topped the Kings by a 4-3 score at Staples Center. One game does not a playoff series make, but the Sharks know they can compete and the road has been their comfort zone this season.
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Game is On, Will the Sharks be
4/13/16 - By Ken Smyth
Team Teal is back to the playoffs. Notice the exclamation point is missing. Maybe the Warriors have taken up all the oxygen around the bay, maybe it's the Sharks' losing record at home, but outside of we hopeless puckheads the excitement isn't happening. Even among fans there is a feeling of resignation.
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Why the Sharks Can Beat the Kings in Round 1
4/11/16 - By Zach Bodenstein
After the infamous "reverse-sweep" in 2014, the San Jose Sharks are a force to be reckoned with this season. To the average hockey fan, the Sharks don't stand a chance, and that is a fair assumption considering the Kings' recent playoff success. However, this is a different Sharks team, and a different Kings team, as well.
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Team Matchups San Jose Los Angeles
Record 46-30-6 -- 98 pts 48-28-6 -- 102 pts
Goals Scored 241 225
Goals Against 210 195
Power Play % 22.5 (3rd) 20.0 (8th)
Penalty Kill % 80.5 (21st) 81.4 (15th)
Individual Matchups
Goals Pavelski - 38 Toffoli - 31
Assists Thornton - 63 Kopitar - 49
Points Thornton - 82 Kopitar - 74
Penalty Minutes Wingels - 63 McNabb - 92
Wins Jones - 37 Quick - 40
Goals Against Reimer - 1.62 Enroth - 2.17
Save % Reimer - .938 Enroth - .922
Regular Season Series vs Los Angeles
Sharks won season series 3-1-1
Oct 7: Sharks 5 @ Kings 1
Oct 22: Kings 4 @ Sharks 1
Dec 22: Sharks 5 @ Kings 3
Jan 24: Kings 3 @ Sharks 2 (OT)
Mar 28: Kings 2 @ Sharks 5


Stanley Cup Finals Results
Round 4 Schedule (times PDT)
 Game 1 - SJ @ PIT (Mon 5/30 5:00pm)
 Game 2 - SJ @ PIT (Wed 6/1 5:00pm)
 Game 3 - PIT @ SJ (Sat 6/4 5:00pm)
 Game 4 - PIT @ SJ (Mon 6/6 5:00pm)
 Game 5 - SJ @ PIT (Thu 6/9 5:00pm)
 Game 6 - PIT @ SJ (Sun 6/12 5:00pm)
 Game 7 - SJ @ PIT (Wed 6/15 5:00pm)
Series tied 0-0
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Playoff Scoring
San Jose GP G A Pts PIM
Couture 18 8 16 24 8
Pavelski 18 13 9 22 2
Burns 18 6 14 20 8
Thornton 18 3 15 18 8
Marleau 18 4 8 12 6
Ward 18 6 5 11 14
Vlasic 18 1 10 11 8
Hertl 18 5 5 10 4
Donskoi 18 5 4 9 4
Tierney 18 5 2 7 6
Martin 18 0 5 5 2
Karlsson 18 3 1 4 6
Braun 18 0 4 4 6
Nieto 11 1 2 3 8
Wingels 16 2 0 2 21
Zubrus 9 1 1 2 0
Spaling 18 0 1 1 6
Dillon 18 0 0 0 11
Polak 18 0 0 0 15
San Jose GP GA Shts GAA Sav%
Jones (12-6) 18 39 479 2.12 .919
Reimer (0-0) 1 1 7 2.06 .857
Playoff Scoring
Pittsburgh GP G A Pts PIM
Kessel 18 9 9 18 4
Bonino 18 3 12 15 8
Malkin 17 4 11 15 16
Crosby 18 6 9 15 2
Hagelin 18 5 7 12 10
Hornqvist 18 7 4 11 10
Letang 17 2 8 10 22
Kunitz 18 4 6 10 15
Rust 17 5 3 8 4
Sheary 17 2 5 7 6
Dumoulin 18 1 6 7 2
Cullen 18 4 2 6 8
Daley 15 1 5 6 10
Huhnhackl 18 2 3 5 0
Lovejoy 18 1 3 4 8
Maatta 12 0 4 4 4
Fehr 17 2 1 3 4
Cole 18 0 2 2 10
Schultz 9 0 2 2 0
Pouliot 2 0 0 0 2
Bennett 1 0 0 0 0
Sundqvist 2 0 0 0 0
Pittsburgh GP GA Shts GAA Sav%
Murrray (11-4) 15 33 420 2.30 .924
Zatkoff (1-1) 2 6 65 3.07 .908
Fleury (0-1) 2 4 32 3.03 .875
Notable Websites / Blogs
Pittsburgh Penguins --
  :: Penguins.NHL.com
  :: Pens Labyrinth
  :: The Pens Blog
  :: Inside Pittsburgh Sports
  :: Pittsburgh Post Gazette
  :: Pennsburgh
  :: LetsGoPens
Arena Information
San Jose:
HP Pavilion
525 W. Santa Clara St
San Jose, California
Capacity - 17,562
 Pittsburgh:
CONSOL Energy Center
1001 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Capacity - 18,638
 
WC Finals Results
Round 3 Schedule (times PDT)
 Game 1 - SJ 1 @ STL 2
 Game 2 - SJ 4 @ STL 0
 Game 3 - STL 0 @ SJ 3
 Game 4 - STL 6 @ SJ 3
 Game 5 - SJ 6 @ STL 3
 Game 6 - STL 2 @ SJ 4
Sharks win series 4-2
Playoff Scoring
St Louis GP G A Pts PIM
Tarasenko 20 9 6 15 2
Fabbri 20 4 11 15 6
Backes 20 7 7 14 8
Schwartz 20 4 10 14 6
Brouwer 20 8 5 13 26
Stastny 20 3 10 13 16
Shattenkirk 20 2 9 11 19
Steen 20 4 6 10 30
Pietrangelo 20 2 8 10 16
Berglund 20 4 5 9 4
Lehtera 20 3 6 9 10
Parayko 10 2 5 7 4
Bouwmeester 20 0 4 4 24
Upshall 17 1 2 3 10
Brodziak 20 2 0 2 6
Jaskin 6 1 1 2 5
Gunnarsson 19 0 2 2 7
Edmundson 16 1 0 1 8
Bortuzzo 5 0 1 1 2
Paajarvi 3 0 1 1 0
Ott 9 0 1 1 8
Reaves 5 0 0 0 7
St Louis GP GA Shts GAA Sav%
Elliott (9-9) 18 43 546 2.44 .921
Allen (1-1) 5 7 68 2.48 .897
WC Semi Finals Results
Round 2 Schedule (times PDT)
 Game 1 - NSH 2 @ SJ 5
 Game 2 - NSH 2 @ SJ 3
 Game 3 - SJ 1 @ NSH 4
 Game 4 - SJ 3 @ NSH 4 (3OT)
 Game 5 - NSH 1 @ SJ 5
 Game 6 - SJ 3 @ NSH 4 (OT)
 Game 7 - NSH 0 @ SJ 5
Sharks win series 4-3
Playoff Scoring
Nashville GP G A Pts PIM
Wilson 13 5 8 13 0
Josi 13 1 8 9 12
Johansen 13 4 4 8 16
Neal 13 4 4 8 8
Fisher 13 5 2 7 2
Ekholm 13 3 4 7 2
Weber 13 3 4 7 16
Ellis 13 0 6 6 4
Forsberg 13 2 2 4 2
Smith 10 1 1 2 4
Salomaki 13 1 1 2 6
Arvidsson 13 1 1 2 6
Ribeiro 11 0 2 2 16
Gaustad 13 1 0 1 0
Jarnkrok 13 0 1 1 4
Bitetto 13 0 0 0 6
Bass 6 0 0 0 2
Sissons 9 0 0 0 8
Aberg 2 0 0 0 0
Jackman 13 0 0 0 22
Nystrom 1 0 0 0 2
Nashville GP GA Shts GAA Sav%
Rinne (7-6) 13 33 378 2.41 .913
Hutton (0-0) 1 0 0 0.00 .000
WC Quarter Finals Results
Round 1 Schedule (times PDT)
 Game 1 - SJ 4 @ LA 3
 Game 2 - SJ 2 @ LA 1
 Game 3 - LA 2 @ SJ 1
 Game 4 - LA 2 @ SJ 3
 Game 5 - SJ 6 @ LA 3
Sharks win series 4-1
Playoff Scoring
Los Angeles GP G A Pts PIM
Muzzin 5 1 4 5 2
Kopitar 5 2 2 4 2
Pearson 5 1 2 3 2
Lucic 5 0 3 3 4
Lewis 5 2 0 2 4
Lecavalier 5 1 1 2 2
Versteeg 5 1 1 2 0
Carter 5 2 0 2 4
Schenn 5 1 1 2 6
King 5 0 1 1 2
Clifford 4 0 1 1 0
Gaborik 4 0 1 1 2
Doughty 5 0 1 1 2
Toffoli 5 0 1 1 2
Brown 5 0 1 1 4
Andreoff 1 0 0 0 0
McNabb 5 0 0 0 2
Martinez 1 0 0 0 0
Scuderi 5 0 0 0 2
Martinez 1 0 0 0 0
McBain 4 0 0 0 2
Shore 1 0 0 0 0
Notable Websites / Blogs
Los Angeles Kings --
  :: Kings.NHL.com
  :: LA Kings Insider
  :: Jewels from the Crown
  :: The Royal Half
  :: LA Times
  :: Inside the Kings
  :: Life in Hockeywood
Arena Information
San Jose:
HP Pavilion
525 W. Santa Clara St
San Jose, California
Capacity - 17,562
 Los Angeles:
Staples Center
1111 S. Figeroa St
Los Angeles, California
Capacity - 18,118
 

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