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Kings take fifth spot, Sharks stay in sixth

Apr 28, 2013, 1:03 AM EDT

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The Los Angeles Kings will experience a familiar feeling in the 2013 playoffs, as the St. Louis Blues will be their hosts. This time, the Kings grabbed the fifth seed instead of sneaking in as the eighth-ranked squad, though.*

Los Angeles beat its in-state rivals San Jose 3-2 on Saturday, keeping the Sharks seated in the sixth spot. With this loss, the Sharks will face the Vancouver Canucks in the first round.

While it was a tight game for most of the night, the Kings never trailed in the game. Brad Richardson (two assists) and Justin Williams (one goal, one assist) lead the way for Los Angeles while Logan Couture and T.J. Galiardi scored pretty ones for San Jose.

* It will also be in the first round this year after being a semifinal series in 2012.

  1. thewaytonever - Apr 28, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    I think it works out for both the Kings and the Sharks. we both get to play teams we swept in the regular season. Go Sharks

    • kingsfan93 - Apr 28, 2013 at 2:05 AM

      Vancouver beat the Sharks in 2011 playoffs, if I stand correct?

      I don’t say this because I’m a Vancouver fan either.

  2. blomfeld - Apr 28, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    CLOSE FOR ACTION !

    A nice ending to what was essentially a watered-down “joke” of a season … thanks a lot Bettman. Regardless, the real action now begins and the Blues are just as good as the next team in terms of a “viable & worthy” competitor. So just like last year, we Kings will now engage the enemy and we will proceed to destroy him in detail. Positively “nothing” is going to stand in the way of our glorious enterprise, which calls for us to return to the high ground and reign triumphant yet again ! :)

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!

    • blomfeld - Apr 28, 2013 at 2:07 AM

      ps: Quick looked good tonight … real good in fact

  3. thewaytonever - Apr 28, 2013 at 2:58 AM

    yes the nucks beat us in 2011. it will be interesting to see if they go with schneider or lou this time

    • kingscup13 - Apr 29, 2013 at 1:11 PM

      Sedins are hungry, know time is runing out. ‘Nucks in five.

  4. 19to77 - Apr 28, 2013 at 4:09 AM

    Damn. Kings-‘Nucks would have been a good one. Vancouver would love another go at L.A. after the last playoff bout. Ah well. Both still great matchups!

  5. barroomhero80 - Apr 28, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Sharts

  6. sjsharks66 - Apr 28, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    I was cheering for the kings last night. Sharks can handle the Canucks this time. The blues are going to throw the kitchen sink at the kings. ;)

    • blomfeld - Apr 28, 2013 at 4:22 PM

      “I was cheering for the kings last night” ? …

      That my friend is definitely a ‘most’ promising development! :) Seriously man, I agree that you people are more than capable of handling the Canucks this time around, no two ways about it. And besides, you guys need to get some ‘serious’ payback for what happened two years ago, eh? Anyway, I say that you teal-clad Sharkies liquidate the Canucklers in 5 games, with perhaps an outside chance of it going to 6. Who knows what tomorrow brings, as that’s all in God’s hands? But today my friend, I can assure you that the House of Blomfeld is firmly on your side!

      GO SHARKS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)

    • kingscup13 - Apr 29, 2013 at 1:14 PM

      Kings have won Blues eight in a row.

      Canucks know time is running out, they should beat the Sharks in five, maybe six.

      The only thing the Sharks are going to have after the playoffs is staying the answer to the trivia question “Which California hockey team has NEVER won the Stanley Cup?’

  7. kingscup13 - Apr 29, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    There were a decent number of Sharks fans at Staples at the game Saturday; we figured they all drove down to see what a Stanley Cup Championship banner looks like.

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