Sharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings
The San Jose Sharks got a spark from an unusual place and turned a close game into another laugher against Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings.
Fourth-liners Mike Brown and Raffi Torres scored second-period goals to erase an early two-goal deficit and the Sharks rolled to a 7-2 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Kings and a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
"They got us going and everybody followed," coach Todd McLellan said. "You need that to have success. Success has only been two games. We've got a lot left. But you need to have everybody stirring the drink if you will."
Justin Braun, Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture and Joe Thornton also scored for the Sharks, who overcame a two-goal deficit after the first period of a playoff game for just the third time in 26 tries in franchise history. Antti Niemi made 24 saves.
The Sharks matched a franchise playoff record with seven goals in a game and have 13 goals through two games after managing only 10 in a seven-game loss to Quick and the Kings last year.