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San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings

The view from San Jose

The Mercury News Couture's three-point night leads Sharks past Kings 4-1 "Jones, making a start on back-to-back nights for the first time this season, had 26 saves to improve to 6-0 against his former team in games in Los Angeles as a member of the Sharks. Overall, including the playoffs, the ... Read More
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The View from San Jose

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS David Pollak: Sharks hold off Kings 4-2 "Having lost five of the previous six games on home ice, San Jose skated away with a hard-fought 4-2 victory over their biggest Pacific Division rivals, the Los Angeles Kings." David Pollak: Sharks send Hertl, Goodrow, DeMelo to ... Read More
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SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS David Pollak: Sharks give up two power-play goals, lose to Kings "The Sharks were short-handed four times -- more than in any of the previous 10 games that saw them go 8-1-1. Not an exorbitant amount, McLellan noted, but enough to lead to a disappointing night." SAN FR... Read More
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The View from San Jose

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS David Pollak: Sharks blank Kings 4-0 in opener "The Sharks started off the 2014-15 NHL season Wednesday night with a convincing 4-0 victory over the same Los Angeles Kings who bounced them out of the playoffs and set off a summer of franchise self-analysis." CSNBAYAREA... Read More
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The view from San Jose

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS David Pollak: Kings beat Sharks 4-1, force Game 7 Now the Sharks face the possibility of becoming only the fourth NHL team to lose a playoff series after taking the first three games. And the fact San Jose won the first two by a combined 13-5 margin only makes that develo... Read More
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The View from San Jose

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS David Pollak: San Jose Sharks edge Los Angeles Kings in possible playoff matchup The win moved San Jose back within a point of the Anaheim Ducks, who have played two fewer games. The Kings are a lock to finish third in the Pacific Division, making them the Sharks' first-r... Read More
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The view from San Jose

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS David Pollak: Sharks lose to Kings 1-0 Not that it was much consolation to Stalock, but by keeping the Kings off the scoreboard until Kopitar's goal at 17:56 of the second period, the Sharks netminder did set a franchise shutout streak at 178:55 that included victories ov... Read More
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The view from San Jose

From the San Jose perspective: 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 e... Read More
Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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