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We've seen some electric hockey so far in the postseason this year. From nail-biters to blowouts, there's been a little bit of something for everyone.
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The atmosphere and pressure of the postseason often brings out the best in a lot of role players and rookies, many of whom are eager to make a name for themselves on the game's grandest stage.
Anze Kopitar suspected something might be up. In two games at San Jose, the Kings had scored two goals and lost twice to the Sharks, dropping into a 2-2 tie in the teams' Western Conference semifinal playoff series.
San Jose Sharks' Brent Burns, left, scores past Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, right, during the first period in Game 4 of their second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
Last night the Bruins took a stranglehold on their series with a 2-1 win over the Rangers to get a 3-0 series lead.
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For all that the San Jose Sharks accomplished with their overtime victory over Los Angeles in Game 3, they know it will mean very little if they don't back that win up with another at home against the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings.
If you talk to Jonathan Quick or Mark Eaton or Brian Strait, they'll have plenty to say about the NHL referees in the 2013 Stanley Cup.
Too many of North Devon batsmen got in and got out without making an anchorman score.
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.