Photos: Sharks and Kings open their second-round NHL playoff series in Los Angeles

 

Photos: Sharks and Kings open their second-round NHL playoff series in Los Angeles

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks take their pre-game skates Tuesday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The all-California, second-round playoff series, features the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings and the Sharks, who swept the Canucks in Round 1.</div>
 

The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks take their pre-game skates Tuesday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The all-California, second-round playoff series, features the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings and the Sharks, who swept the Canucks in Round 1.

Photograph by: Andrew D. Bernstein, NHLI via Getty Images

 
<div id="page1">The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks take their pre-game skates Tuesday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The all-California, second-round playoff series, features the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings and the Sharks, who swept the Canucks in Round 1.</div>
The Los Angeles Kings celebrate after scoring on Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks in Tuesday's Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinal series at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Jeff Carter (left), Slava Voynov and Rob Scuderi of the Los Angeles Kings celebrate Voynov's goal against the San Jose Sharks in the second period of Tuesday's Game 1 in the National Hockey League Western Conference semifinal series at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Justin Braun of the San Jose Sharks is sandwiched into the boards by Dwight King of the Los Angeles Kings in the second period of Tuesday's Game 1 in the NHL Western Conference semifinal series at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Kings' goaltender Jonathan Quick stops a shot on goal by San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau as Kings' defenceman Drew Doughty (left) and Robyn Regehr defend during the first period Tuesday in Game 1 of their second-round NHL playoff series in in Los Angeles.
Goaltender Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks makes a save against Jeff Carter of the Los Angeles Kings in Tuesday's Game 1 of the National Hockey League Western Conference semifinal series at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Captain Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings is pursued by Patrick Marleau of the San Jose Sharks for the puck in the second period of Tuesday's Game 1 of the NHL Western Conference semifinal series at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Head coach Todd McLellan of the San Jose Sharks stands on the bench as his squad plays the Los Angeles Kings in Tuesday's Game 1 of the NHL Western Conference semifinal series at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Dustin Brown and Justin Williams of the Los Angeles Kings battle for the puck against Dan Boyle of the San Jose Sharks in Tuesday's Game 1 of the National Hockey League Western Conference semifinal series at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Justin Braun of the San Jose Sharks clears the puck against Jeff Carter of the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 of Tuesday's Western Conference semifinal series at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Alec Martinez of the Los Angeles Kings (left) pins San Jose Sharks' Bracken Kearns against the boards during the first period in Tuesday's Game 1 in their National Hockey League playoff series in Los Angeles.
Head Coach Darryl Sutter of the Los Angeles Kings paces behind his bench in Tuesday's Game 1 of the second-round NHL playoff series against the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Tommy Wingels of the San Jose Sharks (left) is checked from behind by Rob Scuderi of the Los Angeles Kings in the first period of Tuesday's Game 1 in the National Hockey League Western Conference semifinal series at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
Slava Voynov of the Los Angeles Kings receives high fives from the bench after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday in Game 1 of the National Hockey League Western Conference semifinal series at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Jeff Carter and Mike Richards of the Los Angeles Kings prepare to take the ice prior to Game 1 of their National Hockey League playoff series against the San Jose Sharks at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Western Conference semifinal series features an all-California flavour.
A view outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles prior to Tuesday's National Hockey League playoff game between the Kings and San Jose Sharks. The all-California second-round series features the defending Stanley Cup champions and the Sharks, who swept the Vancouver Canucks in Round 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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