San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings Game 1: Live Score, Updates and Analysis

Isaac SmithAnalyst IMay 14, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14:  Scott Gomez #23 of the San Jose Sharks is pursued by Rob Scuderi (L) #7 and Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings for the puck in the third period of Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings defeated the Sharks 2-0.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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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.