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April 18, 2014 10:47 am

Waking up with the Kings: April 18

The San Jose Sharks are a better team than they were a year ago at this time. They’re not necessarily jump-out-to-a-five-nothing-lead-against-the-Kings-improved, but there is more balance throughout their lineup when healthy, and it was exhibited Thursday as all four lines recorded a goal and all forwards but Andrew Desjardins recorded a point. Whereas TJ Galiardi – who had five goals in 36 games last season – skated to the left ...

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April 18, 2014 12:41 am

April 17 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 6-8 all-time against San Jose in the playoffs, a history that includes a road record of 2-4. The Kings are 94-127 all-time in the playoffs and 40-76 on the road. -The Kings fell to 17-27 all-time in Game 1s. They are 6-20 in playoff series when losing a Game 1. Los Angeles defeated St. Louis but lost to Chicago when dropping Game 1 ...

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April 17, 2014 10:58 pm

April 17 postgame quotes: Darryl Sutter

On the turnovers and odd-man rushes: First period, chasing the puck. You’re not going to beat a team like that chasing the puck around the ice. On whether momentum can transfer from the third period into Game 2: Yeah. That’s why they call it a series, Jon. On what led to the turnovers: It’s a combination. First off, coming into a building like this, you have to be prepared to ...

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April 17, 2014 10:57 pm

April 17 postgame quotes: Dustin Brown, Willie Mitchell

Dustin Brown, on San Jose’s late first period goals: We were just sloppy. I think we were sloppy, other than maybe our first shift of the game. I turned the puck over on the third one, which can’t happen. We had a bad change on the second. When you give their team odd-man opportunities that’s what happens. Brown, on the second period: We weren’t ready to go from the start. ...

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April 17, 2014 7:02 pm

Game 1: Los Angeles at San Jose

San Jose Sharks 6, Los Angeles Kings 3 Final Radio Feed LA Kings Insider Preview The Royal Half Gameday Boxscore Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 33; SJS – 32 PP: LAK – 0/3; SJS – 1/3 First Period 1) SJS – Joe Thornton (1) (Joe Pavelski, Brent Burns), 3:06 2) SJS – Tomas Hertl (1) (James Sheppard, Tommy Wingels), 19:08 3) SJS – Patrick Marleau (1) (Matt Nieto, James Sheppard), ...

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