Ryane Clowe scored two goals, Jason Demers added another in the second period and the San Jose Sharks beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-3 on Thursday night to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round series.
San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan said Saturday morning it would be a game-time decision whether rookie Justin Braun or veteran Kent Huskins would fill in for injured defenseman Ian White in Game 2 against the Los Angeles Kings.
Kings coach Terry Murray accepted Jarret Stoll's one-game suspension but was heated that the Sharks' Jason Demers wasn't suspended for his hit on Ryan Smyth.
Hockey Prospectus is taking a look at the NHL division by division and suggesting ways each team should tackle the upcoming trade deadline. Monday, we begin with the Pacific Division.