He shoots, he scores! The NHL playoffs are in full swing at SAP Center on April 18th at 10:30pm EST as the Los Angeles Kings will try to fight their way back from an 0-2 series deficit against the San Jose Sharks. Watch all the hockey action online here!
Hockey is a fast-paced, action-packed, thrilling game to watch and during NHL playoff action, everything is turned up a few notches. There are few teams in the league who have as much bad blood as the cross-state rival Sharks and Kings. The Kings are down but not out of this series. In the NHL especially, anything can happen in the playoffs. See every one-timer and glove save of game 3 in this series online here!
Defense wins championships and in this series the difference has been goal-keeping. The Kings have given up six goals in the first two games and need better protection between the pipes if they expect to see a game 5. The Sharks are not that much better keeping the goal horns quiet. The San Jose defenders have allowed Kings wingers to push the puck to the net 4 times already in this series. Both teams will need to tighten-up those numbers if they expect to get deep into the post season.
Being in Los Angeles, the Kings enjoy a huge celebrity fan base. Robert Pattinson may be more of a Montreal Canadiens fan but Taylor Swift, David Beckham, and recently retired Laker superstar Kobe Bryant have all been spotted at King’s games. All of the King’s fans, celebrities or not, may not get to see another home game this year if the team can’t steal away one of the next two road games in this series.
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The best of seven series will return to The Staples Center in LA if the Kings can bolster their offense and at least split the next two road games in San Jose. Also key for the Kings will be getting some better production from their MVP goalie and two-time Stanley Cup winner, Jonathan Quick. He helped the Kings win the cup ’12 and ’14 and may be the reason they see a quick exit in ’16.
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Who will you be rooting for in this battle for west coast supremacy? Are you more of a Sharks fan or do you like the Kings better? Let us know who you think will make it to the second round of the NHL playoffs below!