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Sharks scratch Havlat in Game 1 against Kings

Apr 17, 2014, 10:47 PM EDT

The San Jose Sharks coaching staff has opted for grit over skill with one of their lineup decisions for Game 1 against the L.A. Kings.

Martin Havlat is a healthy scratch tonight. Mike Brown, who registered five points and 94 penalty minutes in 56 regular season games, is in the lineup in Havlat’s place.

Havlat had a hat trick and a four-point night in the second-to-last regular season game, which was against the Colorado Avalanche.

  1. sjsharksfan11 - Apr 17, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    4th line has looked the best on the ice tonight. Get Havlat out of SJ. Nobody likes the china doll

  2. tdaveniii - Apr 17, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Good idea to have Brownie in tonight for the physicality, but I liked Havlat against the ‘lanche the other night, even if it meant I had to get rid of a perfectly good hat!

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