The view from San Jose
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San Jose Mercury News
David Pollak: San Jose Sharks lose to Los Angeles Kings in overtime
-McLellan acknowledged his team had issues to work on — “Yeah, when we have the lead we should be able to shut it down,” he said — but overall said the game “wasn’t the end of the world.”
“Some of it’s just individuals being sharp,” he added. “You can’t beat teams like that with a few guys that aren’t quite there. It’s as simple as that.”
David Pollak: Marty Havlat returns to Sharks with something to prove
-”It’s not about scoring goals and having the skill and all that type of stuff. Can he play his game in our structure, our environment and be effective?,” McLellan said. “That is the only part that he has to prove to anybody — to himself, to his teammates or to the coaching staff. And we certainly believe he can.”
Kevin Kurz: Late penalties doom Sharks in another loss in L.A.
-The too-many-men penalty in the third period, their second of the night, led to Justin Williams’ game-tying goal at 12:21. That was particularly irksome to head coach Todd McLellan.
“Penalties are an issue, and too many men on the ice is an issue for me. You’d think after it happened the first time, that everybody would be a little more alert on the bench. But for the same line coming up – and maybe even the same individual – for it to happen twice, is unacceptable,” McLellan said, without identifying the perpetrator.
Kevin Kurz: Instant Replay: Staples Center still a house of horrors for Sharks
-On the day before Halloween, the Staples Center remains a house of horrors for the San Jose Sharks.
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The Neutral: Home team wins one-goal game between Sharks and Kings. This is not a recording.
-It isn’t a game between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings unless it ends in a one-goal victory for the home team. Tonight’s contest between two of the best clubs in the Western Conference stuck to that familiar script, with Anze Kopitar pounding a one-timer from the high slot past Antti Niemi on a 4-on-3 power play in overtime to send the Sharks home to San Jose on a sour note following a 3-1-1 road trip.