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.
E.J. Hradek evaluates each team in the Western Conference following the flurry of trade deadline deals Monday.
J.P. Dumont, Jason Arnott, Marcel Goc and Jerred Smithson scored, and Pekka Rinne made 20 saves in the Nashville Predators' 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.
Anze Kopitar and Alexander Frolov each scored twice and Jarret Stoll had a goal and an assist, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a 6-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night.
Jason LaBarbera posted his fourth NHL shutout and Wayne Simmonds and Kyle Calder scored 4:04 apart to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Jason LaBarbera made 22 saves, and Anze Kopitar and Patrick O'Sullivan each had a goal and an assist in the Los Angeles Kings' 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.
J.P. Dumont scored the go-ahead goal during a power play with 2:28 left and set up Jason Arnott's goal, leading the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.
Kyle Quincey and Patrick O'Sullivan scored 5:28 apart in the first period, Jason LaBarbera stopped 15 shots and the Los Angeles Kings beat the listless St. Louis Blues 4-0 Friday night.
Patrick O'Sullivan, Jarret Stoll and Tom Preissing scored on the power play, and the Kings rallied from a sluggish start to beat the Ducks 6-3 Tuesday night for their first victory of the season.