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Game #12 LIVE: Period 2 Notes, Sharks Lucky to Be Down 3-2



Credit: NBCS Bay Area

3 minutes in, Gambrell gets pick-pocketed trying to exit, then forced to take an icing. Not a good shift.

8 minutes in, not a good San Jose Sharks shift so far. Sharks playing like they’re the ones up 3-1. They need this TV timeout to reset.

San Jose Sharks got fortunate on that mid-period PK, couple unforced LA errors. Nonetheless, they kill it. They need some response.

Sharks passes just off in this period. 5 minutes left, Donato throws a wall-to-center breakout pass to nobody, Kings retrieve, throw it deep, pin Burns and Ferraro for another 30 seconds. Earlier on shift, Burns threw a telegraphed D-to-D pass to Ferraro, Kopitar saw it a mile away.

Some life! Penalty killer Kane strips Doughty on forecheck, sets up Couture for a dead in the slot chance. Sharks will get a power play.

Small play, but nice job by Karlsson to break out PP 2-on-1, Karlsson, calm as can be, three Kings coming at him, hits Hertl, Hertl and Couture are away.

San Jose Sharks lucky to be down just one, but maybe it’s “justice” after a strong first that found them down 3-1.

Yeah, per Natural Stat Trick, Kings 14-1 Scoring Chances, 6-1 High-Danger at 5-on-5 in middle frame.

Per SPORTLOGiQ, one positive Sharks stat: Karlsson leads Sharks in total possession at 00:40. Personally, I think Karlsson is better when he has the puck a lot. Shows opposition forecheck and defense not able to force him to throw it away into neutral zone, etc. Good sign his feet are going.

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