May 21, 2013 |
SAN JOSE - Greetings from HP Pavilion, where the Sharks and Kings are preparing for Game 4 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series Tuesday night. The Kings went back to Los Angeles after the 2-1 overtime loss on Saturday that narrowed their series lead to 2-1, but they returned to San Jose on Monday night. The two-day break in the series gave players on both sides a welcome chance to heal some of the bumps and bruises they've accumulated in the first three games.
April 8, 2012 |
SAN JOSE -- The Kings got out of San Jose and declined to glance back Saturday night, not dwelling on blown third-period leads against the Sharks and the absence of intensity at crucial junctures. They squandered two-goal leads twice in three days against the Sharks, once in Los Angeles and the other at HP Pavilion in a 3-2 overtime loss to San Jose in the regular-season finale. Their slide in the standings means a first-round playoff series against the league's No. 1 team, the Canucks.
April 6, 2012 |
When: 7:30. Where: HP Pavilion. On the air: TV: Channel 13; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 40-27-14, Sharks 42-29-10 Record vs. Sharks: 2-1-2. Update: The Kings clinched a playoff spot not long before they took the ice Thursday and that knowledge ended up taking the edge off all those weeks of desperation. "It was a little bit of a deflater," Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi. "Because you had that attitude that you are on edge, you are on edge the whole time and then the score comes in and, maybe subconsciously, you take your foot off the gas a little bit. I can only speak for myself.
November 3, 2011 |
SAN JOSE -- Ryane Clowe scored the only goal of the shootout and Thomas Greiss stopped all three Pittsburgh attempts as the San Jose Sharks overcame a two-goal deficit in the third period and defeated the Penguins, 4-3, on Thursday night. It was San Jose's eighth consecutive home victory against Pittsburgh. The Penguins did pick up their first point at San Jose since a tie in 1999 but still have not won at HP Pavilion since a 5-2 victory Oct. 22, 1997. Only three players from that game remain active in the NHL, including Sharks forward Patrick Marleau, who scored San Jose's first goal Thursday.