Sharks vs. Kings NHL Playoffs Game One: Kings Add Another Goal In 2nd To Make It 3-0

The San Jose Sharks went ahead and committed another two penalties in the second period, but they did have tow successful penalty kills. Unfortunately, Drew Doughty struck at even strength, in the Sharks zone he circled up to the point with the puck, turned and fired off a rocket that Antti Niemi had no chance to stop. The first power play came right at the beginning of the period, when Jason Demers was called for a delay of game, but icing and offsides penalties against Los Angeles worked in the Sharks' favor.

For the second power play, the Sharks had a bit of luck go their way as Drew Doughty broke his stick trying to put the puck in front of the net and it set up a shorthanded opportunity for Joe Pavelski, who charged the net and drew a tripping penalty from Dustin Brown to make it a 4-on-4 for a short time. The Sharks dominated that 4-on-4, and then looked good for their portion of the power play, but failed to get a puck past Jonathan Quick

Joe Thornton is having a particularly bad game, being the catalyst for the first power play goal in the first when he made the mistake to hold onto the puck instead of clearing it down the ice and also failing to get in the shooting lane of Drew Doughty for his second period goal. Thornton saw Doughty and saw the setup, but didn't get himself in the way with it and is generally lacking hustle through two periods - but so is the rest of the team.

The Kings are up 3-0 and if the Sharks want to get back into this, they absolutely have to turn up the pace. This level of play will only serve to give the Kings more confidence going forward. 

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