The Los Angeles Kings defeated the San Jose Sharks by a 2-0 score in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
In the first period, Slava Voynov scored to give the Kings a 1-0 lead. Voynov's goal came on a slap shot with just 13 seconds to go after a relatively tight-checking first period.
In the second period, Slava Voynov's point shot found a way past Antti Niemi to make it 2-0 for Los Angeles. Mike Richards was later credited with the goal, as the puck his Richards on the way into the net.
That was more than enough scoring for the Kings, as Jonathan Quick was up to the task of stopping the Sharks' shooters, picking up his second shutout of the playoffs with a 35-save shutout.
Logan Couture came into tonight's game with eight points in four playoff games against the Vancouver Canucks, but was neutralized by Anze Kopitar and his line.
Final score: Los Angeles Kings 2, San Jose Sharks 0.
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