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NHL Playoff Pick Game 2 San Jose Sharks versus LA Kings Odds Prediction Preview 5-16-2013


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The San Jose Sharks will be looking to bounce back in their best of seven Western conference semifinal playoff series as they face the LA Kings in game two in a pro hockey game on Thursday night.

The Sharks and Kings will begin Game 2 from Staples Center in Los Angeles with national television coverage provided by NBC Sports Network.

The Game 2 NHL playoff odds have the home side LA Kings favored by -145 odds with the return on the road underdog San Jose Sharks at +135 odds. The goal over under line is set at 4 ½ goals.

The Kings take game one of this NHL playoff series after their 2-0 home victory against the Sharks on Tuesday as a -144 betting favorite. The total landed under five goals.

LA broke through at 19:47 of the first period as Slava Voynov drove a shot home at even strength to give the Kings a 1-0 lead. They extend it to 2-0 at 12:30 on the second period as Mike Richards deflects a shot by Slava Voynov for the insurance goal. It was another huge effort by Kings net minder Jonathan Quick as he made 35 saves in game one. LA had just 20 shots on goal in victory and lost two more face offs to San Jose. It was the fifth straight victory by the Kings in the playoffs since falling behind 0-2 to St Louis in the first round. Kings went 0 of 1 on the power play and the Sharks are 0 of 3 in game one in defeat.