Monday, May 13, 2013

Stanley Cup Playoffs Round Two: San Jose and Los Angeles

Round Two could have featured the Battle for LA, but with the Anaheim Ducks unable to put away the Detroit Red Wings, LA Kings fans will have to cast their eyes north instead.

As the Kings prepare for the battle for California, the wider territorial turf war that will feature Los Angeles and San Jose seeking to move on into Round three.

San Jose is perhaps the most well rested of the final eight participants, having made quick work of the Vancouver Canucks, putting Vancouver away in four straight games. Feeling little in the way of pressure from Vancouver, though the final game which went into Overtime, did call to mind previous moments for the Sharks who sometimes
have troubles putting the finishing touches on an opponent.

The Kings will of course be a much sterner test this year than Vancouver, LA having played in one of the most physical series of the opening rounds with the St. Louis Blues are clearly in playoff mode now, St. Louis having played them hard, good preparation for a second round match up with the Sharks who still have some questions to answer for their fans.

With both teams featured in the late games for the duration, there could be some dandy double header nights in Round Two.

LOS ANGELES WINS the series 4 games to 3

Tuesday, May 14-- San Jose 0 at Los Angeles 2  (18,118)
Thursday, May 16-- San Jose 3 at Los Angeles 4  (18,527 )
Saturday, May 18-- Los Angeles 1 at San Jose 2  (OT) (17,562)
Tuesday, May 21-- Los Angeles 1 at San Jose 2 (17,562)
Thursday, May 23-- San Jose 0 at Los Angeles 3 (18,584)
Sunday, May 26-- Los Angeles 1 at San Jose 2 (17,562)
Tuesday, May 28-- San Jose 1 at Los Angeles 2 (18,593)

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All Games on TSN and NBCSN

Media sources for the series
(some may feature a pay wall)

Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Daily News
San Jose Mercury News
San Francisco Chronicle
USA Today
Globe and Mail
National Post

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