San Jose Sharks
Who is Tomas Hertl? Well until Tuesday night, I am sure most people outside of San Jose or the Czech Republic had no clue.
The Kings’ seven-game series with the Sharks came down to another tense third period, with the home team clinging to another one-goal lead.
Joe Thornton got San Jose off to a fast start with a power-play goal in the first period and TJ Galiardi added a goal in the second to help the Sharks force a decisive seventh game.
Although Dustin Brown will always remember raising the Stanley Cup above his head last year, he also remembers the pain of a first-round playoff loss to San Jose one year before the Los Angeles Kings became champions.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick sometimes seems to be the only obstacle between San Jose and the Western Conference finals while the Sharks dominate much of their 2-2 series with the defending Stanley Cup champions.
The Detroit Red Wings have revived their previously mediocre power play, and the now-potent unit is propelling them toward a strong finish.
The San Jose Sharks have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with newly acquired defenseman Brad Stuart that will prevent him from becoming a free agent.
Pavel Datsyuk and Valtteri Filppula scored for the Red Wings, who have lost four straight.
First Period_1, Detroit, Kronwall 5 (Datsyuk, Lidstrom)
Just when you thought the Wings were back to normal, winning 4 games in a row and scoring a combined 18 goals in that span, the team has now hit the road and has now lost a couple straight, the latest to the Sharks on Thursday night 5-2.