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    San Jose Sharks go up 3-0 on Los Angeles Kings on Patrick Marleau's goal in overtime

    Backhand goal by Patrick Marleau at 6:20 of overtime gives the San Jose Sharks a 4-3 playoff victory and a 3-0 series lead. 
    Sharks notebook: Patrick Marleau a finalist for Lady Byng Trophy
    Patrick Marleau is nominated for the Lady Byng Trophy for the second time in his 16-year NHL career. 

    Sharks' forward Raffi Torres understands what Minnesota Wild's Matt Cooke going through
    Matt Cooke facing an NHL suspension after hit on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie, and that brings back bad memories for San Jose Sharks' Raffi Torres. 

    Joe Pavelski goes back to Sharks' first line
    Joe Pavelski was back on the top line with Joe Thornton and Brent Burns on Tuesday morning as the Sharks prepared for Game 3 against the Los Angeles Kings 

    Sharks' Patrick Marleau a Lady Byng award finalist
    Sharks forward Patrick Marleau has been nominated by the NHL for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded to the player 'adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.' 

    By the numbers: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick vs. the San Jose Sharks
    How Kings goalie Jonathan Quick has fared against the Sharks 

    Purdy: Are Sharks into Quick's head?
    San Jose Sharks being careful to say the right things about struggling Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, but Sharks captain Joe Thornton used the word 'weird' to describe Games 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

    San Jose Sharks' speed has L.A. Kings rushing to make adjustments
    Of San Jose's 13 goals in the first two games of Stanley Cup playoffs, 11 have been at even strength 

    Sharks' Joe Pavelski began preparing for monster season last summer
    San Jose Sharks star Joe Pavelski spent a lot of time around the net during summer workouts with his former University of Wisconsin teammates, and that preparation has paid off in increased scoring. 

    Stanley Cup playoffs live updates: Sharks vs. Kings, Game 3, Tuesday at 7 p.m.
    Keep up with all the action with live Twitter updates from Game 3 of the Stanley Cup playoff series between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings. 

    Purdy: Sharks win, but series far from over
    The San Jose Sharks have a two-game lead against the Los Angeles Kings, but San Jose needs to do a lot more to win the series.

    Sharks get boost from fourth line
    San Jose's fourth line of Mike Brown, Andrew Desjardins and Raffi Torres got comeback rolling in 7-2 NHL playoff win over the Los Angeles Kings 

    Sharks crush Kings, take 2-0 series lead
    After falling behind 2-0, the San Jose Sharks scored seven unanswered goals to beat the Los Angeles Kings 7-2 and take a 2-0 lead in their first-round NHL playoff series. 

    Sharks notebook: In twist, injuries help Brad Stuart stay fresh
    Veteran defenseman Brad Stuart says his 34-year-old body feels as good as it has in a long time. 

    Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart thrilled by how good he feels
    Brad Stuart said he's going into Game 2 against the Los Angeles Kings feeling as good physically as he has in a long time.  

    Sharks hoping for better success on faceoffs in Game 2
    San Jose Sharks center Andrew Desjardins has advice on how to win more faceoffs against the Los Angeles Kings 

    San Jose Sharks, L.A. Kings sticking with same lineups for Game 2
    Sharks coach Todd McLellan wants his team to play aggressive hockey like it did in the first two periods of a Game 1 win against the Kings 

    Purdy: San Jose Sharks rookies make impact in playoffs
    Tomas Hertl and Matt Nieto make huge contributions for the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 against the Los Angeles Kings.

    San Jose Sharks seeing value of hard-hitting fourth line
    San Jose Sharks' physical play was a factor in their Game 1 win against the Los Angeles Kings. 

    Sharks expect stronger challenge from Kings in Game 2
    San Jose Sharks ready for tougher contest after coasting to win over Los Angeles Kings in playoff opener  

    Sharks' Niemi rewards team's faith in Game 1
    San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi struggled late in the season and wasn't named the playoff starter against the Los Angeles Kings until game day, but he was on his game in San Jose's 6-3 victory in Game 1 of the NHL playoff series. 

    San Jose Sharks-Los Angeles Kings has plenty of hits
    If Game 1 is any indication the Sharks-Kings series will be a physical one.  

    Purdy: Torres' return worth the wait for Sharks
    San Jose Sharks get jolt of energy from Raffi Torres, who makes his presence felt with a goal and physical play in Game 1 win over Los Angeles Kings. 

    Sharks beat Kings in Game 1 of playoffs
    The San Jose Sharks built a 5-0 lead through two periods and went on to beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-3 in the opening game of their NHL playoff series.  

    San Jose Sharks get results from Raffi Torres, Tomas Hertl in lineup
    Raffi Torres and Tomas Hertl both score goals for the San Jose Sharks against the Los Angeles Kings. 

    Power outage leaves SAP Center dark before Sharks playoff opener
    A power outage at SAP Center darkened the San Jose arena about 45 minutes before the scheduled start of the Sharks' NHL playoff opener against the Los Angeles Kings 

    Stanley Cup playoffs chat transcript: Sharks vs. Kings, Game 1
    Join Curtis Pashelka for a live chat as the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings face off in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoffs. 

    Sharks will start Antti Niemi in goal
    San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi will start Game 1 against the Los Angeles Kings.

    Purdy: Ranking the hottest NorCal-SoCal sports rivalries
    Sharks-Kings, Giants-Dodgers, Warriors-Clippers rank high on this list of intense Northern California-Southern California rivalries 

    (Brendan Smialowski)
    Congress is using Twitter, but which party is most active?

    Your representative in the House is almost certainly on Twitter. Your senator definitely is. But how are they using the social network? Full Story
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    Mead steps outside the Renaissance Fair

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