NHL Playoffs 2011: San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings Game 2 Breakdown

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NHL Playoffs 2011: San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings Game 2 Breakdown
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Entering the game the San Jose Sharks were saying all the right things from momentum to home ice, San Jose talked the talk. Regrettably the Sharks would fail to follow through as the Los Angeles Kings frustrated San Jose to the tune of 4-0 in Game 2.

With Jarrett Stoll serving a suspension for his boarding hit from behind on Ian White, the Sharks had a prime chance to seize control of the series but went belly-up.

Justin Braun would get the nod over veteran Kent Huskins on the third pair with Niclas Wallin, and Niemi recorded 19 saves in the loss.

Behind a six minute span starting from the Ben Eager slashing penalty halfway through the first, the Sharks did their best to hand the game to LA. Against a lowly Los Angeles power play, San Jose gave them four consecutive minors, all of which were avoidable.

Antti Niemi did his best despite the team putting him behind the 8-ball early, but the Sharks did little to muster a counterattack against the stingy King defense.

San Jose must put this loss behind them as quickly as their Game 1 OT thriller, to prepare for Game 3

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