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The Sharks need to rebound in Game 3.
The San Jose Sharks lost Game 1 to the Los Angeles Kings despite taking 35 shots, as they could not get the puck past Jonathan Quick. The Sharks' power play was amazing against the Vancouver Canucks, but it was stagnant against the Kings.
Things got even worse for the Sharks when two bad penalties late in the game cost them Game 2. The Sharks had controlled play, but the third period of Game 2 could prove to be the turning point of the series.
In Game 2, they found a way to solve Quick, but late errors proved costly.
What made matters worse was that the Sharks won faceoffs at a ratio greater than 2-to-1, but they couldn't win key draws in the third period while on the penalty kill.
So far, the Sharks have had a tough time hanging on to the puck. In Game 1, the Sharks gave the puck away 11 times, and they gave it away 10 more times in Game 2.
The Sharks will head back to San Jose trailing 2-0 and could be in trouble if they don't turn things around. Stealing a game on the road is always important in a series, but it is something the Sharks failed to do in Los Angeles.