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The Sharks haven’t lost back-to-back games since 2015. If that trend continues, they’ll return home with a 3-1 series lead over the Predators. (Mark Zaleski/AP)

Sharks aim to maintain road magic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The NHL’s best road team is coming off its…

 

The Sharks have been awaiting an opponent for days. Will they be able to regain their momentum against the Predators? (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Sharks, Predators to find out which wins: Rest or rhythm

SAN JOSE — Since the San Jose Sharks last played a game,…

 

Melker Karlsson, right, celebrates with center Patrick Marleau before eliminating the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 on Friday. The Sharks must await their next opponent, either the Nashville Predators or Anaheim Ducks. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Sharks forced to play waiting game after eliminating Kings

SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks are happy to wait a…

 

The Sharks are one game away from advancing. (Ben Margot/AP)

Sharks can put past failures behind them with one more win

Closing time is here for three Stanley Cup contenders. Washington, Dallas and…

The Sharks are one game away from advancing. (Ben Margot/AP)
Los Angeles Kings' Milan Lucic, center, works next to the goal against San Jose Sharks' Paul Martin (7) and goalie Martin Jones during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff series Monday in San Jose. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Pearson’s OT goal helps Kings beat Sharks 2-1 in Game 3

SAN JOSE — Tanner Pearson scored 3:47 into overtime and the Los…

Los Angeles Kings' Milan Lucic, center, works next to the goal against San Jose Sharks' Paul Martin (7) and goalie Martin Jones during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff series Monday in San Jose. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
San Jose Sharks' Tomas Hertl (48) fights with Los Angeles Kings' Dustin Brown (23) during the third period of Game 3 of round one of the Stanley Cup playoff series Monday, April 18, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Sharks need production beyond first-line to clinch series

After getting a dominant performance from top center Anze Kopitar, more than…

San Jose Sharks' Tomas Hertl (48) fights with Los Angeles Kings' Dustin Brown (23) during the third period of Game 3 of round one of the Stanley Cup playoff series Monday, April 18, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Joe Pavelski, left, celebrates his goal with defenseman Brent Burns during Game 2 of their series against the Los Angeles Kings. The Sharks lead 2-0. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Sharks come home aiming to sustain momentum

The Sharks have returned to familiar territory from their last trip to…

Joe Pavelski, left, celebrates his goal with defenseman Brent Burns during Game 2 of their series against the Los Angeles Kings. The Sharks lead 2-0. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Sharks center Logan Couture, middle, scores past Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick and defenseman Jake Muzzin during the second period of Game 2 on Saturday. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Sharks build 2-0 series lead against Kings

LOS ANGELES — Captain Joe Pavelski scored his third goal in two…

Sharks center Logan Couture, middle, scores past Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick and defenseman Jake Muzzin during the second period of Game 2 on Saturday. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick reacts after being scored on by the Sharks’ Tomas Hertl during Game 1 of their first-round series. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Sharks nip Kings in Game 1

LOS ANGELES — Joe Pavelski broke a tie with his second goal…

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick reacts after being scored on by the Sharks’ Tomas Hertl during Game 1 of their first-round series. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
San Jose's Joe Pavelski, left, and the Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar chase the puck during the second period of the Sharks' 5-1 win over the Kings on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Pavelski leads Sharks’ 5-1 rout of LA Kings in opener

LOS ANGELES — Captain Joe Pavelski had a goal and two assists,…

San Jose's Joe Pavelski, left, and the Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar chase the puck during the second period of the Sharks' 5-1 win over the Kings on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
Marcio Jose Sanchez/apNHL senior director of facilities and hockey operations Dan Craig displays a 53-foot trailer housing ice-making and ice-monitoring equipment used to create an ice sheet for hockey games outside of Levi's Stadium.

NHL set to build outdoor rink for Kings-Sharks game

SANTA CLARA — The weather already presented its first hurdle to the…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/apNHL senior director of facilities and hockey operations Dan Craig displays a 53-foot trailer housing ice-making and ice-monitoring equipment used to create an ice sheet for hockey games outside of Levi's Stadium.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP PhotoPresident Barack Obama

Obama lauds 'embarrassment of riches' in Los Angeles sports

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he may be resentful as a…

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP PhotoPresident Barack Obama
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Sharks' Logan Couture (39) scores on Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick during the first period of Wednesday's game.

Sharks head into All-Star break with win over Kings

SAN JOSE -- Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored power-play goals to…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Sharks' Logan Couture (39) scores on Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick during the first period of Wednesday's game.
Mark J. Terrill/APThe Sharks' Jason Demers

Sharks blank Cup champion Kings in season opener

LOS ANGELES -- Tommy Wingels scored two goals, Antti Niemi made 34…

Mark J. Terrill/APThe Sharks' Jason Demers
Christine Cotter/AP file photoBrett Burns and the Sharks

Sharks hope to spoil Kings' celebration at opener

SAN JOSE -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman made it clear last week…

Christine Cotter/AP file photoBrett Burns and the Sharks
Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year

Sharks will open next season at Stanley Cup champion Kings

The Sharks will open next season on the road Oct. 8 against…

Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year
Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year

Rangers stay alive with narrow 2-1 win in Game 4

NEW YORK -- The champagne the Los Angeles Kings had ready for…

Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year
Kathy Willens/APLos Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) blocks a shot against the New York Rangers in the second period during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Jonathan Quick pushes Kings to brink of Stanley Cup

NEW YORK -- It turns out Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings are…

Kathy Willens/APLos Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) blocks a shot against the New York Rangers in the second period during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals.
Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year

Reeling Rangers return home in 2-0 hole in finals

NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers know they will have the…

Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year
Charles Rex Arbogast/APThe Los Angeles Kings celebrate after defeating Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in the overtime period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.

Kings beat Blackhawks in Game 7 to advance to Stanley Cup finals

CHICAGO -- When it comes to Game 7, Los Angeles truly is…

Charles Rex Arbogast/APThe Los Angeles Kings celebrate after defeating Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in the overtime period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.