With no major injuries on the back end, and no pressing strategic concerns, they relied on the same six defensemen, in consistent pairings, throughout the playoffs.
Not quite. But the Los Angeles Kings already have lost three times on the road during the playoffs, whereas they dropped only one road game through four rounds on their way to the Stanley Cup last year.
It's the Kings turn to complain about a late-game penalty that led to an overtime goal for the San Jose Sharks in their 2-1 victory Saturday at HP Pavilion.
May 18, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture is mobbed by his teammates after scoring the game-winning goal against the Los Angeles Kings in overtime of game three of the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion.
Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar has been playing consistently well for them, but he was recently in a scary situation that had everyone wondering whether he would play again this season.
In Saturday's first game, the Detroit Red Wings got revenge in a big way for their Game 1 defeat with a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Jonathan Quick could be subject to supplemental discipline for his actions following the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.
A lottery official says 1 winning ticket has been sold in Florida for a record Powerball jackpot of more than $590 million.
Logan Couture scored a power play goal early in overtime to give the Sharks a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
The San Jose Sharks were already facing an uphill battle in their Western Conference Semifinals matchup versus the Los Angeles Kings , and now the underdogs might be hemorrhaging on offense.
The way Don Cherry sees it, the NHL is targeting San Jose Sharks agitator Raffi Torres, who this week was handed a heavy penalty following a controversial hit on L.A. Kings centre Jarret Stoll.
On Thursday, San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres was suspended for the rest of the second round for his hit to the head on Jarret Stoll of the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1. Stoll did not return to the game and did not play in Game 2. This is the fourth time Torres has suffered the wrath of the disciplinary committee of the NHL over his 11-year ... (more)
Each remaining NHL playoff team has played at least one game in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
It happens each year in the playoffs: there are players not only fighting for the Stanley Cup, but to upgrade their own hockey future because they are scheduled to become free agents this summer.
Odds are attentive followers are aware that New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist went through 152 minutes and 23 seconds of pristine defense.