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Discuss: Sharks push series to Game 7

May 26, 2013, 10:47 PM EDT

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The San Jose Sharks rode some strong play from Antti Niemi, hard work overall and a few bounces to beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in Game 6 on Sunday, pushing this battle of California to the limit.

Let’s discuss the events.

  • The Kings and Sharks had nearly identical road records during the regular season (not a good thing). The home team is undefeated in the first six games of this second-round series. Do you expect this trend to hold?
  • Furthermore, do you expect the victor to continue to struggle in away games?
  • Niemi was great tonight. Does the one-time champion get disregarded in discussions about top NHL goalies too often?
  • Speaking of well-regarded netminders, Jonathan Quick vented a little anger at Logan Couture in Game 6. Did the Sharks get under his skin?
  • How do you feel about the delay of game penalties impacting this series? Will that call rear its head in the decisive contest on Tuesday?
  • Harrison Ford was in the building. That’s pretty cool. Can J.J. Abrams really pull off the next Star Wars trilogy? So many questions.
  1. icelovinbrotha215 - May 26, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Impressive win. This has been an entertaining series to watch as an outsider.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - May 27, 2013 at 12:38 AM

      Only thing that would make it better, of course, would be G7 going into OT. Lots of OT!

  2. thewaytonever - May 26, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    what a hell of a game and a hell of a series. the kings are a tough bunch to beat but we have a game 7 to eliminate them. sharks tough it out one more time. Let’s Go Sharks

    • phillyphanatic77 - May 26, 2013 at 11:52 PM

      They’d hafta actually win one on the road, which neither team has been able to do. Should be an excellent game 7 though.

  3. valoisvipers - May 26, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Game sevens always come down to who wants it more and who is willing to pay the price? You have to remain focused,determined and play within your system and above all you have to play desperate from the first face off, right to the very end, 60 minutes or longer if needed.

    • ethanmacleod1685 - May 27, 2013 at 12:53 AM

      Sharks have a lot of game 7 experience over the past 5 years, while the kings haven’t

      • ethanmacleod1685 - May 27, 2013 at 2:27 AM

        Sharks are 5-2 all time in g7’s

  4. devilsarethebest - May 26, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Go Sharks!! Give the Kings what they deserve!! 2012, 1975

    • windmiller4 - May 26, 2013 at 11:10 PM

      If the devils are the best why didn’t they win the cup last year?

      • devilsarethebest - May 27, 2013 at 12:03 AM

        Because of 95.00 and 03. And 01, and 12.

  5. ebergevin - May 26, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    I’d like to see the Sharks take the next step for once, but at the same time I just don’t think they’re capable of winning a game 7 on the road.

  6. pizzano7416 - May 27, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Want to see Sharks win. Fun team to watch I really like Burns and Coutour a lot. Moving Burns from D to wing was a brilliant move, they really took off after that. Burns is a gamer!! Would love him on the Pens. :) All that said I think the Kings will win. Too much talent and I think Quick is gonna come up big.

  7. galizische - May 27, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Kings hit the post 4 times in Game 6. Sharks lucky to be in Game 7. With Greene and Clifford getting healthier each game, Kings need to wrap this up. R-E-P-E-A-T…….

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