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Antti Niemi turned aside 24 of the 26 shots he faced as he and the San Jose Sharks crushed the visiting Los Angeles Kings 7-2 Sunday night in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.

The Sharks lead the best-of-seven series 2-0, and have thoroughly dominated. They won Game 1 6-3. Niemi has both San Jose wins in the post-season, thanks largely to all the offensive support he's been receiving from his teammates. His GAA after the two postseason games this year is 2.50 and his save percentage, .917.
Apr 21 - 1:11 AM

Incredibly, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick has allowed 12 goals in two games against the San Jose Sharks in this postseason.

Recognized by many as the premier goalie in the NHL, Quick gave up seven goals in the Kings' 7-3 loss to the Sharks in San Jose Sunday night, though the rout certainly wasn't all his fault. The Sharks were able to fire 40 shots on Quick. On Thursday, in Game 1 of this first-round series, Quick allowed five goals on 28 shots before being pulled after two periods in what turned out to be a 6-3 loss in San Jose. The Kings are now down 2-0 in this best-of-seven series. And Quick -- brace yourself -- has a goals-against average in the postseason of .720. His save percentage is .824. The roof caved in, er, quickly on the Kings Sunday. They were ahead 2-0 after the first period before surrendering three goals in the second and four goals in the third.
Apr 21 - 1:02 AM

Jake Muzzin gave the Los Angeles Kings a 1-0 lead in the first period of their playoff game Sunday night before they crumbled and were trounced 7-2 by the Sharks in San Jose.

The loss put the Kings at a 2-0 disadvantage in their opening-round, best-of-seven series with the Sharks. Trevor Lewis had the other Los Angeles goal, also in the first period. The Sharks then proceeded to wipe out the Kings' 2-0 lead by scoring seven consecutive goals in the second and third periods.
Apr 21 - 12:56 AM

Joe Pavelski registered a goal and had two assists in the San Jose Sharks' 7-2 slaughter of the visiting Los Angeles Kings in playoff competition Sunday night.

The high-scoring left winger was one of seven different goal scorers for San Jose in a win that put the Sharks ahead 2-0 in their first-round, best-of-seven playoff series against the Kings. Remarkably, the Kings were ahead 2-0 in Sunday's game after the first period. The other goals were produced by Joe Thornton, Raffi Torres, Patrick Marleau, Logan Couture, Mike Brown and Justin Braun. Dan Boyle, Andrew Desjardins and Matthew Nieto each had two assists for the Sharks. Marleau and Couture also had assists for two-point nights.
Apr 21 - 12:52 AM

Lightning goaltender Anders Lindback stopped 28 Montreal shots Sunday night but allowed a relative softy on the first shot he faced, and the Canadiens went on to prevail 3-2.

Lindback, playing in place of injured first-stringer Ben Bishop (elbow), is now 0-3 in the postseason; Tampa Bay is down 0-3 to the Canadiens in the teams' first-round, best-of-seven playoff series. Lindback let down the Lightning only 11 seconds into Sunday's game when he failed to stop a fairly easy wrister from Montreal's Rene Bourque. The Canadiens never trailed in the game. Lindback is not only 0-3 in the series but also has an unimpressive GAA of 3.49 and a save percentage of .891.
Apr 20 - 11:19 PM

Goalie Carey Price played well, making 27 saves to help the Montreal Canadiens edge the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in Game 3 of the teams' opening-round, playoff series on Sunday night.

Price has had a first-rate series in winning all three of the games. Price has a GAA of 2.ew in the postseason and a save percentage of .927. He and his teammates can sweep the series in four games with a win in Montreal on Tuesday night.
Apr 20 - 11:13 PM

Superstar Steven Stamkos assisted on both Lightning goals in a 3-2 playoff loss to the Canadiens in Montreal Sunday night.

The Canadiens now lead this best-of-7, first-round playoff series 3-0 with Game 4 in Montreal on Tuesday. Tampa Bay had a scare when Stamkos left the game at 16:09 of the second period with an apparent head injury. Stamkos was skating through the neutral zone when he got tangled up with Canadiens forward Brandon Prust and fell. As he was falling, Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin was skating back toward his own zone when he tried to step over Stamkos and struck him in the head with his right knee. Stamkos went down, tried to get back up and skate to the bench and stumbled before going down on one knee again to wait for the Lightning trainer. A few minutes later he got up and skated to the Lightning dressing room under his own power. Stamkos missed the remainder of the second period, but returned for the third. Ondrej Palat and Matthew Carle scored the TB goals.
Apr 20 - 11:08 PM

Brendan Gallagher notched two points in the Montreal Canadiens' 3-2 victory over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning in NHL playoff action Sunday night.

Gallagher scored his second goal of the postseason and also picked up an assist on Tomas Plekanec's game-winning goal early in the third period to help the Habs win the game and take a commanding 3-0 lead in the first-round, best-of-seven playoff series. Gallagher now has four points in the postseason. P.K. Subban also had a good night for Montreal, producing two assists, his third and fourth of the postseason. The Habs' other goal was scored only 11 seconds into the game, when Rene Bourque collected his third of the postseason on the night's first shot.
Apr 20 - 10:58 PM

So far, it seems like the bounces haven't been going Gustav Nyquist's way lately in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Nyquist has failed to score in the Detroit Red Wings' first two playoff games and has a four-game scoring drought overall. To his credit, the effort has been there; he generated four SOG as the Red Wings lost 4-1 to the Boston Bruins in Game 2 on Sunday.
Apr 20 - 6:17 PM

Jimmy Howard wasn't able to repeat his shutout performance from Game 2 as the Boston Bruins beat his Detroit Red Wings 4-1 in Game 2 to tie the series at 1-1.

Much like in Game 1, Howard made 25 saves. Unfortunately, the Bruins fired 29 shots on goal today instead of 25 in their last effort. Howard slipped under .500 in his playoff career, going 21-22 with a .919 save percentage overall.
Apr 20 - 6:12 PM

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask put forth a strong effort as his team beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 in Game 2 on Sunday, tying the series 1-1.

Rask stopped 34 out of 35 shots to even the series. Rask as only allowed one goal in three straight starts stretching back to one regular season appearance. He's given little reason for people to believe he's anything but a legitimate starter - if not star - in the NHL.
Apr 20 - 6:06 PM

Jarome Iginla helped the Boston Bruins cruise to a 4-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 2 on Sunday, tying their first-round series 1-1.

Iginla collected two assists, two SOG and three hits in a nice all-around effort in 17:12 TOI on Sunday. He's been a great fit for Boston this season and could very well be back with the B's next season (if they can afford him).
Apr 20 - 6:02 PM

The Anaheim Ducks demoted defenseman Sami Vatanen to the AHL on Sunday.

Just a head's up as he isn't a big fantasy difference-maker, at least at this point in his young career.
Apr 20 - 5:27 PM

The Anaheim Ducks recalled young forward Emerson Etem from the minors on Sunday.

It's difficult to imagine this making a major impact in fantasy terms, so JFYI.
Apr 20 - 5:26 PM

The Anaheim Ducks clearly feel comfortable with their current goalie setup, as they sent John Gibson to the AHL.

Clearly, the Ducks' worries are no longer there for Frederik Andersen and Jonas Hiller right now. It was a little surprising Anaheim's situation was so wide open to begin with. We'll see if it's Hiller - Andersen if the Ducks have a deep playoff run.
Apr 20 - 5:24 PM


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