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May 23, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
The one thing at which the Kings had been so skilled during their run to the Stanley Cup last year and this current postseason was not letting the opposition's best player beat them. And that's what was unique about Game 4 against the San Jose Sharks. Sharks center Joe Thornton caught a wave Tuesday night and brought his teammates along for the ride, leading San Jose to a 2-1 victory against the Kings at HP Pavilion. The Western Conference semifinal series is tied 2-2, with Game 5 Thursday night at Staples Center.
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April 8, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
The way the Ducks tell it, their interest in beating the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday is rooted mostly in the perks of what accompanies winning the Pacific Division and not about avoiding a first-round playoff series against the Kings. “No one's ever mentioned that about the Kings,” Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said. “The guys have fought long and hard to get to first place. … It's about the satisfaction of playing for six months and being the best.” By beating the Sharks in any fashion at Honda Center, the Ducks would clinch their second consecutive Pacific Division title and at least the No. 2 Western Conference playoff seeding.
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November 9, 2010
Ducks tonight AT SAN JOSE When: 7:30. Where: HP Pavilion. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830. Records: Ducks 7-7-1, Sharks 6-5-1. Record vs. Sharks: 0-1-0. Update: The Ducks will try for their fourth victory in a row, hoping to capitalize on their last-second win Sunday night that got them to .500. The ageless Teemu Selanne (seven points in his last four games) is tied with captain Ryan Getzlaf for the team lead with 17 points.
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March 20, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
SAN JOSE - The opportunity to seize the Pacific Division lead slipped away from the Ducks on Thursday, when a criticized official's whistle and third-period breakdowns left them instead beaten by the San Jose Sharks, 3-2, at SAP Pavilion. With one more game than San Jose (46-18-7) still remaining, the Ducks (45-18-7) responded with a game-on type mind-set following the defeat. “We have 12 games left. We'll be tooth and nail in every one and they'll be the same,” Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said.
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December 3, 2005 | From the Associated Press
Joe Thornton had two assists in his debut with San Jose, setting up Jonathan Cheechoo twice, and the Sharks ended a 10-game losing streak Friday night with a 5-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at Buffalo. Dallas 5, Carolina 4 -- Mike Modano scored the shootout winner and added two goals in regulation, stopping a nine-game scoring drought and sending the Stars past the Hurricanes at Dallas. Tampa Bay 3, Chicago 2 -- Brad Richards scored the deciding goal in a shootout at Tampa, Fla.
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December 31, 2009
Team Canada Roster for Canada's Winter Olympic hockey team with NHL affiliation: FORWARDS Patrice Bergeron Boston Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Ryan Getzlaf DUCKS Dany Heatley San Jose Jarome Iginla Calgary Patrick Marleau San Jose Brenden Morrow Dallas Rick Nash ...
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May 19, 2003 | From Associated Press
When the Ottawa Senators ended their players-only meeting Sunday, Daniel Alfredsson couldn't wait to address the group of reporters gathered in the locker room. "You ready?" the Ottawa captain asked, standing in front of his stall. The real question: Are the Senators ready? Ottawa faces elimination for the first time this postseason, trailing the New Jersey Devils, 3-1, in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals, with Game 5 at Ottawa today.
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June 23, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton won the Hart Trophy as the most valuable player, and Russian sensation Alexander Ovechkin edged Sidney Crosby for the Calder Memorial Trophy given to the rookie of the year during the NHL's awards dinner Thursday night. Thornton, the league's leading scorer, with 125 points from 29 goals and 96 assists, edged Jaromir Jagr of the New York Rangers and goalie Miika Kiprusoff of the Calgary Flames for the league's most coveted individual award.
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January 15, 2010
Zdeno Chara scored the only goal in a shootout to give the Boston Bruins a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night. Daniel Paille scored in regulation, and Tim Thomas stopped 41 shots to help the Bruins end a three-game losing streak. Thomas has won four of his last five road games. Joe Thornton scored for the Sharks, and Evgeni Nabokov made 30 saves. Dan Heatley assisted on Thornton's goal, giving him seven points in his last seven games. The Bruins played without centers Patrice Bergeron or Marc Savard for the third straight game.
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May 13, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
This will be the NHL's fourth all-California playoff series. The Kings beat Oakland in seven games in a 1969 first-round matchup, the Ducks beat the Sharks in the first round in six games in 2009 and the Kings lost to the Sharks in six games in the first round in 2011. The home team won all four games between the Kings and Sharks this season, and three of the four were decided by one goal. How they got here KINGS:  They beat No. 4 St. Louis in the first round in six games, becoming the first NHL team to win five straight playoff series when playing Game 1 on the road.
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December 31, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
  What the Ducks want out of 2014 they produced Tuesday night. In a high-energy blitz of talent and toughness that answered a road loss to the San Jose Sharks two days earlier, the Ducks scored five goals in an 11-minute 25-second stretch to win, 6-3, at Honda Center. "Huge for us, because it shows when we play our game, we win," said Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano, who capped the scoring with a short-handed goal early in the third period. Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf already had two assists when he outraced the Sharks on an earlier third-period breakaway, closing it with a muscled shot that beat San Jose goalie Antti Niemi and forced his removal from the game.
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November 27, 2013 | Helene Elliott
SAN JOSE - The Pacific Division lead might change hands dozens of times before the season ends, but knowing that the winner of Wednesday's game between the Kings and the San Jose Sharks would take over first place added a dash of tension when the teams met at SAP Center. Finishing atop the tough division "is what we wanted to do, set out at training camp to do," Kings center Jarret Stoll said. If that goal seemed unlikely when goaltender Jonathan Quick (groin strain) joined stalwart defenseman Matt Greene (upper-body injury)
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May 31, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
It is a tale of two former Conn Smythe winners, and center Colin Fraser had a front seat for both performances. In one corner, Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, the most valuable player of last season's playoffs. Then there's the winner from three years ago, center Jonathan Toews, Chicago's captain. Fraser won the Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2010 and the Kings in 2012. The Kings like to talk about how Quick despises giving up goals even in a run-of-the-mill practice. It doesn't matter if he had almost no chance on the play.
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May 25, 2013 | David Wharton
Boos rained down from the Staples Center crowd as Anze Kopitar headed for the penalty box. The Kings center had been whistled for tripping even though, on the replay, it appeared his stick had merely tapped San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton on the ankle. Thornton might have been fouled or might simply have lost an edge, going down on his own. But this has been a Western Conference semifinal marked by gamesmanship. Players have traded barbs, accusing each other of faking penalties.
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May 23, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
The one thing at which the Kings had been so skilled during their run to the Stanley Cup last year and this current postseason was not letting the opposition's best player beat them. And that's what was unique about Game 4 against the San Jose Sharks. Sharks center Joe Thornton caught a wave Tuesday night and brought his teammates along for the ride, leading San Jose to a 2-1 victory against the Kings at HP Pavilion. The Western Conference semifinal series is tied 2-2, with Game 5 Thursday night at Staples Center.
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May 15, 2013 | By David Wharton
The San Jose Sharks expressed surprise on Wednesday when NHL officials summoned their rugged left winger Raffi Torres to a hearing in New York to discuss a hit on Kings forward Jarret Stoll. Torres checked Stoll near the end of the second period in Tuesday night's Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. There has been disagreement over whether contact was shoulder to shoulder or shoulder to head. Torres was called for charging and an injured Stoll did not return.
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January 25, 2000 | CHRIS FOSTER
THIS WEEK WEDNESDAY VS. NEW YORK ISLANDERS * Starting time: 7:30 p.m. * Television: Fox Sports West 2 * Radio: XTRA (690 AM) * Key: This is just the type of team that has tripped up the Ducks all season. * 1998-99 season series: 0-0-2 * About New York: The Islanders have the worst record in the NHL. They are the only team that hasn't cracked 100 goals. The Islanders did shut out Tampa Bay, 2-0, Saturday, ending a 144-minute 42-second scoreless streak.
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May 13, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
This will be the NHL's fourth all-California playoff series. The Kings beat Oakland in seven games in a 1969 first-round matchup, the Ducks beat the Sharks in the first round in six games in 2009 and the Kings lost to the Sharks in six games in the first round in 2011. The home team won all four games between the Kings and Sharks this season, and three of the four were decided by one goal. How they got here KINGS:  They beat No. 4 St. Louis in the first round in six games, becoming the first NHL team to win five straight playoff series when playing Game 1 on the road.
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December 27, 2010
AT SAN JOSE When: 7:30. Where: HP Pavilion. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 21-12-1, Sharks 19-11-5. Record vs. Sharks: 0-1. Update: This is the first of a two-game trip and the only games in the next 11 that the Kings will play on the road. They're 8-10-0 away from Staples Center and were 3-2 on their last trip. The Sharks have won four games in a row ? their longest winning streak this season ? and seven of their last 10 to move up in the standings after a bumpy start.
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