San Jose Sharks Raffi Torres will face hearing for head shot on Jarret Stoll

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Did Raffi Torres crawl out of his hidey hole?

Because it’s the playoffs? Did Raffi Torres crawl out of his hidey hole? He will have to attend an in-person hearing, which was confirmed after the NHL Player Safety Twitter account (run by the NHL) sent out a message. Raffi Torres of the San Jose Sharks will have an in-person hearing with the Dept. of Player Safety on Thursday. bit.ly/10YhYjd — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) May 15, 2013 Watch the video and decide whether or not Torres deserves another suspension from  Brendan Shanahan . “Boy, did he catch him in the head with his shoulder?” “He did.” It appears the injury to Stoll is not insignificant. Sutter says Stoll is day to day but clearly not playing for a while— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) May 15, 2013 The shot to Kings Jarret Stoll is not nearly so obvious or egregious as the one last season on Blackhawks Marian Hossa , which knocked him out for good and might have helped end the Blackhawks playoff run. Remember this nasty business while Torres was playing for Phoenix Coyotes? “That is a violent, vicious, dangerous hit that needs to be taken out of the National Hockey League.” And the previous playoffs, this is what Torres did while playing for the Canucks against the Blackhawks. source: http://o.canada.com/2013/05/15/video-is-san-jose-sharks-raffi-torres-in-trouble-again/

San Jose Sharks 3 keys to victory over Los Angeles Kings

They only found out Sunday, May 12 that they would face off Tuesday at 7 p.m. PDT in the Staples Center with the team from the north end of the Pacific Division , the San Jose Sharks . Louis Blues in the first round. The Sharks have been off for three more days after sweeping the Vancouver Canucks. Unlike the 2011 Western Conference quarterfinals, the two teams are about as evenly-matched as they could be. Even in that series, the Sharks needed three overtime wins to advance in six games. Each team won two games in 2013. The Kings had one more point with a shootout loss (the opposite of the season series in 2011-12), but one of their wins was in a season finale the Sharks looked like they tried to lose. That is because as long-time rivals, these two teams know each other well. There will not be many surprises, and the winner will be the one that covers its weaknesses and exploits the other’s best. With that in mind, there are three keys to the series. source: http://www.examiner.com/list/san-jose-sharks-3-keys-to-victory-over-los-angeles-kings

San Jose Sharks vs LA Kings Series Preview – 2013 NHL Playoffs Picks – Hockey Betting

The scrappy Ottawa Senators got past the flawed Canadiens in Round 1, and now must contend with the elite skill of the Pens. Professional handicapper Ross Benjamin from RBWins.com and SBR Forum’s Peter Loshak discuss the series odds for the second round matchup in the 2013 NHL Playoffs between the Ottawa Senators and the Pittsburgh Penguins.   Ottawa Senators vs Pittsburgh Penguins Game 1 – 2013 NHL Playoffs Picks – Hockey Betting NHL Picks 162 Views Ottawa Senators vs Pittsburgh Penguins Game 1 – 2013 NHL Playoffs Picks – Hockey Betting The loaded Pittsburgh Penguins offense is a big favorite in Game 1 of their second round playoff series against the Ottawa Senators and their stout defense. Professional handicapper Ross Benjamin of RBWins.com and SBR Forum’s Peter Loshak discuss the Game 1 odds.   San Jose Sharks vs LA Kings Series Preview – 2013 NHL Playoffs Picks – Hockey Betting NHL Picks 120 Views San Jose Sharks vs LA Kings Series Preview – 2013 NHL Playoffs Picks – Hockey Betting The San Jose Sharks come into their second round playoff series against the LA Kings off of a relatively easy sweep, while the Kings come in off of a tough and physical 6-game series. The Kings, though, have home ice, and are a small favorite to advance. Professional handicapper Ross Benjamin from RBWins.com and SBR Forum’s Peter Loshak discuss the series odds for the second round matchup in the 2013 NHL Playoffs between the San Jose Sharks and the LA Kings.   Sharks vs Kings Game 1 – 2013 NHL Playoffs Picks – Hockey Betting NHL Picks 119 Views Sharks vs Kings Game 1 – 2013 NHL Playoffs Picks – Hockey Betting The LA Kings face another defense-oriented team in the San Jose Sharks in their second round series of the 2013 NHL playoffs. Will the first games of this series be as low-scoring as the first games of the Kings’ last series? Professional handicapper Ross Benjamin of RBWins.com and SBR Forum’s Peter Loshak discuss the Game 1 odds. source: http://www.sbrforum.com/video/san-jose-sharks-vs-la-kings-series-preview-2013-nhl-playoffs-picks-hockey-betting-v-14138/

San Jose Sharks-Los Angeles Kings preview

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Sharks, C Joe Pavelski (four goals, eight points). Who’s hot: San Jose LW Patrick Marleau had a goal in every game against Vancouver. He has 56 career playoff goals. Boston’s Jaromir Jagr is the only active player with more. PREVIEW: Senators vs. Penguins Who’s not: Kings forwards not named Carter. They combined for six goals in six games. Carter has three. What the Kings want to do: 1. Play with the confidence of a champion. They know how to win close, intense, low-scoring games. source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/2013/05/13/nhl-preview-san-jose-sharks-los-angeles-kings-second-round/2156963/

Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks: Puck Daddy’s NHL 2013 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview

PLAYERS THAT DESERVE AN ASTERISK Patrick Marleau probably isn’t going to continue to score in every game. The regular-season taught us that. As for the Kings, Slava Voynov is plus-5 with 2 goals on 7 shots. That will probably slow down a bit. COACHES Todd McLellan made some extraordinary adjustments for the Sharks late in the year to get them to where they are now. He tends to be a little more hands-on with things like deployment and matchups than Darryl Sutter, but Sutter won the Stanley Cup last year, so I’d argue he knows what he’s doing too. Advantage: Even. SPECIAL TEAMS In the regular season, San Jose’s powerplay and penalty kill were superior to LA’s, and thus far in the playoffs, their special teams have been even scarier better. They scored seven powerplay goals versus the Canucks. Suffice it to say, stopping San Jose’s PP from being that lethal is a top priority for LA. The Kings’ penalty kill was good in the first round, allowing just 1 goal, but the Blues’ powerplay isn’t quite as potent as the Sharks. . source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/los-angeles-kings-vs-san-jose-sharks-puck-192358634.html?.tsrc=_start

 

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