Here's a look at the Western Conference semifinal playoff series between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings. The Sharks split their series with the defending Stanley Cup champions 2-2 with one win coming in a shootout.

March 14, at San Jose

San Jose 4, Los Angeles 3

Skinny: Sharks have 5-on-3 and Logan Couture, Matt Irwin both score for 3-0 lead.

March 16, at Los Angeles

Los Angeles 5, Sharks 2

Skinny: One of three season lows. Thornton: "Some guys had their D game."

April 16, at San Jose

Sharks 3, Los Angeles 2 SO

Skinny: Antti Niemi stopped all three SO shooters, Raffi Torres shot won it.

April 27, at Los Angeles

Los Angeles 3, Sharks 2

Skinny: If Sharks had won, San Jose would have faced St. Louis in opening round.

For more on the Sharks, see David Pollak's Working the Corners blog at blogs.mercurynews.com/sharks. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/PollakOnSharks.