4yThe Kings have won five straight games, and are playing their best hockey of the season. Conversely, the Sharks have lost eight of their last 11 and are looking at an early summer.
4yThe night couldnt have gone much worse for the Sharks. Not only did they lose to the Kings on Tuesday, 5-2, but the other four teams they are in direct competition with for a playoff spot all gained points in the standings.
4yThe Kings are expecting a fired up Sharks squad to show up in Los Angeles after a momentum-killing 5-3 home loss to the Ducks Monday.
4yA quick scan of the game sheets from the past month suggests the Sharks have given up goals immediately after its scored one itself -- a disturbing trend that needs to get fixed quickly.
4yMonday's loss to the last-place Ducks dealt a blow to San Jose's playoff hopes, and the Sharks' schedule down the stretch isn't very friendly, either.More: Sharks schedule
4yA Martin Havlat power-play goal got the Sharks on the board first, but the Ducks responded with two goals in the first period and three more in the second to hand San Jose its fourth loss in five meetings with Anaheim.
4yThe Ducks have beaten San Jose in three of four meetings this season, but the Sharks are fighting for their playoff lives. Watch the game on CSN California and follow along with In-Game Live!
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