Last postseason, Jonathan Quick allowed just 10 goals during a seven-game series against the San Jose Sharks. This postseason, he has allowed 12 goals in just two games, thanks to an offensive barrage by the Sharks in a 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings to take a 2-0 lead in the series.
The game began on a much different note than it did during Game 1, as the Kings jumped out to an early lead. Just two minutes in, Jake Muzzin‘s wrist shot found its way past Antti Niemi. Then, midway through the period, Jeff Carter‘s pass found Trevor Lewis perfectly, and Lewis directed it into the net to give the Kings a 2-0 lead.
It was frustrating for the Sharks because they started the game just as well as they did in Game 1, but did not get the same bounces.
However, what happened in the next two periods quickly erased any frustrating thoughts for the Sharks, as they scored seven unanswered goals on the Kings and poured it on.
They scored three times in the second. Mike Brown, of all people, put the Sharks on the board, taking advantage of a loose puck in the slot and firing it past Quick. Five minutes later, Raffi Torres tied the game, taking a drop pass from Andrew Desjardins and wristing it into the net. But they weren’t done, as Justin Brown’s slap shot at the 14:45 mark gave the Sharks a 3-2 lead heading into the third.
The third period would be straight up ridiculous, because the Sharks put in goal after goal after goal. Patrick Marleau scored just one minute in. Then, off a horrible turnover by the Kings, Joe Pavelski beat Quick on an odd-man rush. At the 8:08 mark, Marleau fed Logan Couture in front on a two-on-one, and Couture gave the Sharks a 6-2 lead. And finally, just for good measure, on a 5-on-3 power play, spectacular puck movement by the Sharks led to a goal by Joe Thornton.
Tale of the Tape
- Shots on goal: 40
- Power play: 1-for-5
- Hits: 45
- Giveaways: 13
- Takeaways: 9
- Faceoffs won: 30
- Shots on goal: 26
- Power play: 0-for-1
- Hits: 43
- Giveaways: 9
- Takeaways: 3
- Faceoffs won: 35
Good to Know
Quick allowed 29 goals in 20 playoff games two years ago. 12 in five periods this year.
— Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN) April 21, 2014
What’s on Tap
The series shifts to L.A. starting Tuesday for Game 3.
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