Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/25/2014
Saturday, April 26, 10:00 PM on NBCS, CBC, RDS2
SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California
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Game 4 of the quarterfinal series between the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks started off as a back-and-forth affair, but the Kings scored three straight goals midway through the game to propel them to a 6-3 victory. It was just the Kings' first win in the series, though, and San Jose now heads back home with a 3-1 series lead.
Four minutes into the opening period, Marian Gaborik scored his second goal of the series to give the Kings the early lead. James Sheppard was able to answer for the Sharks, though, with eight seconds remaining in the period.
Justin Williams made it 2-1 with a power-play goal early in the second before Matt Nieto tied it up again a few minutes later with his second goal of the series. Williams would score again late in the period, and Tyler Toffoli scored his first of the series to make it 4-2.
34 seconds into the third, Gaborik made it 5-2 Kings. Joe Pavelski gave the Sharks a little bit of hope midway through the period, but Dustin Brown sealed the win for Los Angeles with a minute and a half remaining in the game.
Brown finished with a goal and an assist in the win, while goalie Jonathan Quick ended up with 36 saves. Sharks netminder Antti Niemi had an off game, saving just 21 of the 26 shots he faced.
Los Angeles is 23-18 straight up on the road this season
Los Angeles is 9-18-14 against the over/under on the road this season
San Jose is 29-12 straight up at home this season
San Jose is 15-23-3 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
No injuries to report at this time
03/26/14 RW Adam Burish Hand out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose
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