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Frozen Royalty Audio And NHL Video: LA Kings Get Two, But Give Up One Against San Jose

Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (arms raised) celebrates after scoring his second goals of the game at 18:18 of the third period,
during a 4-3 shootout win over the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center
in Los Angeles on March 24, 2011.
Photo: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images via Los Angeles Kings

LOS ANGELES — With the Pacific Division-leading San Jose Sharks in town, the Los Angeles Kings were looking to cut into the Sharks six-point lead over them in the division standings.

Although the Kings won the game, 4-3, they gift-wrapped a point in the standings for the Sharks by giving up the tying goal at the 19.55 mark of the third period, when Sharks forward Patrick Marleau scored his second goal of the game.

To magnify the fact that the Kings blew an opportunity to draw even closer to the Sharks, Kings right wing and team captain Dustin Brown scored his second goal of the game just 1:37 earlier, giving the Kings a 3-2 lead, with less than two minutes remaining in regulation. Read more of this post

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Frozen Royalty Audio And NHL Video: LA Kings Fail To Show Up In Blowout Loss To Sharks

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings’ hold on the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference is as shaky as ever after an embarrassing 5-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks in front of a sparse, announced crowd of 16,212 fans at a very quiet Staples Center on January 20.

Patrick Marleau and Ryan Clowe scored two goals each for the Sharks, who took an easy 3-0 lead after one and period never looked back during a very easy win over the flat, uninspired Kings. Read more of this post

LA Kings Center Anze Kopitar Named NHL’s First Star of the Week

NEW YORK — On October 26, the National Hockey League named Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar as their first star of the week ending October 25.

Kopitar led all scorers last week with six goals and three assists for nine points, leading the Kings to four straight wins and into first place in the Pacific Division. Read more of this post

2008-09 NHL Playoffs – Joe Thornton: Too Little, Too Late…Again

LOS ANGELES — When San Jose Sharks superstar center Joe Thornton dropped the gloves with Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf just two seconds into Game 6 of their Western Conference quarterfinal playoff series, it was too little, too late.

Thornton, who scored just one goal and contributed four assists in the six-game series, failed to show any fight in his game until it was too late, helping lead his team down the drain, losing the series in six games.

The Sharks have a reputation of being playoff busts, failing to get out of the second round in four straight seasons. This is also a team that reached the Western Conference Finals in 2003-04 and has been among the elite teams in the conference since then. Read more of this post

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