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Sharks best the Kings in Pacific Division clash

Apr 4, 2014, 2:01 AM EST

Logan Couture AP

It’s obvious the San Jose Sharks and L.A. Kings really don’t like each other. They showed that Thursday night, and it’s setting up like they might renew this rivalry in the playoffs.

The Sharks, thanks to second period goals from Brent Burns and Logan Couture, defeated the Kings, playing their second game in as many nights, by a final score of 2-1. As a result, the Sharks move to within one point of the Anaheim Ducks for first in the Pacific Division.

As per TSN, the Sharks clinch home ice in the opening round of the playoffs.

There wasn’t much room for either team to create in the offensive zone. But this game wasn’t short on intensity or emotion, something you’d come to expect from two California teams. Jason Demers of the Sharks was involved, called for tripping when he stuck out his knee on Kings’ defenseman Jake Muzzin and sent him flying through the air in the first period.

“I wanted to hit something tonight, that’s all. That was the game plan,” said Sharks’ forward Joe Thornton, as per Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area.

The physical toll in the game could have a negative impact for the Kings. They lost defenseman Drew Doughty in the first period with an upper-body injury, suffered when he attempted to throw a hit in the defensive end. He didn’t return to the game.

  1. sjsblitz - Apr 4, 2014 at 2:02 AM

    #BeatLA

    • patthehockeyfan - Apr 4, 2014 at 8:32 AM

      GKG!!!

  2. titansrbeast - Apr 4, 2014 at 3:52 AM

    What a game, can’t wait to see these two smash each other for 7 games. LET’S GO SHARKS!

  3. patthehockeyfan - Apr 4, 2014 at 7:05 AM

    Congrats to the Sharks and their fans. Seriously.

    In keeping with the spirit, I can’t wait to see how they conjure up a name for Demers. Kneemers?

    Can’t wait for these two teams to compete in the playoffs. We need Dewey, though, to get well and get back into the lineup. In the meantime, Muzzin needs to step up his game big time right now.

    GKG!!!

    • titansrbeast - Apr 4, 2014 at 3:29 PM

      Yeah because what Demers did was so much worse than what Dustin Clown did to Hertl. It looked like Demers wasn’t even looking behind him, just planted for a hip check and accidentally got a trip. Maybe it was intentional. but even still…I don’t want to hear anything about dirty knee’s from the Kings fans.

  4. sjsharks66 - Apr 4, 2014 at 7:18 AM

    I like you pat, but Demers will gain no nickname. There was no knee. Not sure why PHT is trying to milk a trip on a failed hip check. Probably because the Brown/Hertl incident. They are just stirring the pot, like they do any chance they get.

    Interesting how there is no mention of the clothesline from Brown or the elbow on Sheppard.

    Not looking forward to the first round if this is any indication of how it will be. Even if the Sharks win I can imagine a lot of injuries popping up.

    • patthehockeyfan - Apr 4, 2014 at 7:53 AM

      I like you, too, sharks66.

      Failed hip check. Okay, maybe. Looked more like maybe that, and the turn-around produced a back of the knee.

      I saw the Brown replay. Guys on The NHL Network called it Brown’s retaliation – and the guy who retaliates is the one who gets caught and penalized. Okay. Whatever.

      We’re not going to argue about this, please. I don’t take it THAT seriously.

      I am, and I’m not looking forward to the first round. No matter which team wins, the players will be banged up badly.

      • sharksman - Apr 4, 2014 at 1:02 PM

        The clotheline looks worse than it was (in my humble opinion lol) he was falling and he helped him down lol
        The knee hit looked very strange not sure what he was trying to do, like when your trying to bust a move and it goes wrong
        As far as the elbow yes he received a elbow to the face but I think it was more he ran into his elbow than any intent to hit him in the face
        Good tough game but I agree that whoever comes out of it with a win is going to be hurting

  5. wishingtonredslur - Apr 4, 2014 at 7:56 AM

    Tampa caved in vs Calgary 4-1. I’m just saying cause nobody else did. Glencross scored 2 goals and Cammallerie added his 25th goal and 42nd point.

  6. sjsharksfan11 - Apr 4, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Where is blomfeld? Where is that idiot with his stupid videos and retarded rhetoric?

    • tved12 - Apr 4, 2014 at 1:58 PM

      Dude, I’ve read your comments for a while now and never said anything. Why don’t you relax? Calling a guy retarded because he supports his team? Come on. At least Blomfeld is creative in his posts, all you do is resort to name calling and wishing injuries upon certain players. Why don’t you come up with something worth adding to the conversation? Get people talking, not just insulting others.

  7. sjsharks66 - Apr 4, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    wishingtonredslur congrats, everyone else beat Calgary this year too. It’s not that impressive.

  8. sjsharks66 - Apr 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    wishingtonredslur my bad! I read that completely backwards. That’s actually impressive that Calgary beat Tampa. Especially having Stamkos back.

  9. hammerhead5573 - Apr 4, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    @sjsharksfan11…. Does that make you feel better? I personally don’t care for what he posts either but to take it to the “retarded” level shows what type of class you have. I’m going to assume all Sharks fans are not like you, at least I hope not.

    • pirovash88 - Apr 4, 2014 at 2:58 PM

      They are.

      Pretty sure sjsharks66 is also sjsblitz and sjsharksfan11

  10. blomfeld - Apr 4, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    “Invite the infidel to a feast and there offer him a lavish fare, laced with poisons … as he succumbs to God’s will, you may then hurl stones and cedar logs upon him” … Romulus 16:3

    Dear Sharksfan11 and other like-minded souls …

    please consider last night’s game our formal invitation to you to attend a ‘special’ dinner which we Kings will be hosting in a couple of week’s time … we hope you can make it and we trust that you’ll enjoy the wide array of ‘exotic’ cheeses which will be offered throughout the evening especially for you ! … hope to see you then friends :)

    • purpleguy - Apr 4, 2014 at 11:31 AM

      So the Sharks and the Kings are a couple of rats?

      • slysipops - Apr 4, 2014 at 12:03 PM

        PURPLEGUY, it is said that …………… beauty is in the eyes of the beholder !

    • slysipops - Apr 4, 2014 at 12:01 PM

      keep it nice BLOMS ! we don’t need to wish bodily harm on people …do we ? remember: there are things a memory foam mattress should forget ! stay thirsty my friend….THE SLY !

  11. sjsharks66 - Apr 4, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Yeah? You caught me! You can even go back a few articles and read how I wished Brown no injury, just a big hit laid on him. So i totally fit the description of wishing a player on the Kings an injury.

    Bring something worth reading next time. All you post about are conspiracy user name theories and lame insults.

  12. sharksman - Apr 4, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Go Sharks !!!

  13. wishingtonredslur - Apr 4, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    sjsharks66 – Hurricanes, Islanders, Panthers have yet to beat Flames this year, Rangers and Capitals went 0-1-1 and the Kings didn’t beat them (in November.)

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