Well that’s not what the Kings were hoping for. Early penalties did the Kings in, and they lost to the Sharks, 2-1, Sunday in San Jose. Kyle Clifford and Anze Kopitar were each called for early penalties, and Joe Thornton scored on a 5-on-3 power play. The Kings made that too easy for the Sharks.
The Kings-Sharks Game 7 – for the right to go to the Western Conference Finals – starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Staples Center.