Two bitter divisional rivals will meet in a seventh and deciding game of the NHL Western conference semifinals playoff as the San Jose Shark will be the road team as they travel to play the LA Kings in a pro hockey game on Tuesday night. Face off time for game seven from Staples Center in Los Angles is scheduled for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBC Sports Network.
The NHL odds from this series deciding game have the home squad LA Kings favored by -150 odds with the return on the San Jose Sharks at +140 odds. The goal total is lined at 4 ½ goals.
Each team in this Western conference playoff series has won all their home games. No road team has won in six games thus far. San Jose forces the game seven off their game six 2-1 home victory against the LA Kings as a -121 betting odds favorite. The total landed under five goals.
San Jose drew first blood in this game as Joe Thornton scored on the 5-3 power play at 6:09 of the first period to give the Sharks a 1-0 lead. Insurance came at 4:10 of the second period as T.J. Galiardi scored at even strength. Dustin Brown cut the margin to one goal for San Jose at 13:53 at even strength. There was no more scoring the rest of the way as the Sharks won and survived game six. San Jose had 26 shots on goal to the Kings 25. The Sharks dominated the face-off circle b a 31-22 margin. San Jose were awarded five power plays and found the net once while the Kings go 0 of 2 on the man advantage. The games held in Los Angeles in this series saw goaltender Jonathan Quick register two shutouts.