A pre-game power outage in San Jose didn’t carry over to the Sharks’ play as they dominated the Los Angeles Kings early on and cruised to a 6-3 win to take the lead in the best of 7 series.
Trailing 5-0, the Kings made it respectable with 3 goals in the third period before Brent Burns iced it with an empty netter.
San Jose got to Quick physically as well as on the scoreboard, as Sharks forward Mike Brown shoved defenseman Slava Voynov into his own goalkeeper, creating quite a collision and drawing a crowd of Kings who didn’t appreciate the tactic.
The game nearly had to be delayed as a power outage inside the arena before the pre-game warmup threatened to postpone the game. The teams warmed up without the traditional music and entertainment package that is customary. Fortunately the game started on time, well at least fortunate for the Sharks.
The Kings looked delayed for most of the night, and will try to get of to a better start in game 2 on Sunday night.