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    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 

    Sharks' Raffi Torres will play
    San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will be back in the lineup for Game 1 against the Los Angeles Kings.
     

    San Jose Sharks-Los Angeles Kings lineups
    Lineups for the first-round NHL playoff series between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings 

    Purdy: Kings' depth could hurt San Jose Sharks
    The San Jose Sharks need to put together an extra line to combat the Los Angeles Kings' four-line strategy.
     

    San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings not the friendliest rivalry
    Sharks-Kings tensions intensified by two questionable hits in past 12 months and three Stanley Cup playoff series in past four years. 

    Sharks' Marty Havlat, Jason Demers healthy for this playoff run
    San Jose Sharks' Marty Havlat, Jason Demers were limited in 2013 playoffs with injuries 

    Sharks coach Todd McLellan still won't tip hand on starting goalie
    San Jose Sharks will announce Thursday whether Antti Niemi or Alex Stalock starts in goal for playoff opener against Los Angeles Kings 

    Sharks' Raffi Torres practices again, could play in playoff opener
    San Jose Sharks fairly healthy going into playoff opener, with Raffi Torres' availability to be determined Thursday 

    Sharks-Kings matchups
    How the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings match up in their first-round NHL playoff series.
     

    San Jose Sharks toy with moving Joe Pavelski to center on third line
    Sharks coach Todd McLellan says moving Pavelski off line with Joe Thornton and Brent Burns could be a way to get balanced scoring. 

    Sharks nominate forward Brent Burns for leadership award
    San Jose Sharks pick Brent Burns as their nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for his work with military families. 

    Will San Jose Sharks move Joe Pavelski to third-line center?
    Sharks coach Todd McLellan not tipping his hand on where Pavelski will play against Los Angeles Kings in first round of Stanley Cup playoffs. 

    Sharks need Joe Thornton to come up Jumbo in playoffs
    San Jose's Joe Thornton is the greatest player in Sharks history, and owns just about every individual accolade the sport has to offer. But he wants the elusive Stanley Cup. 

    Stanley Cup playoffs live chat: Sharks vs. Kings, Game 1, Thursday at 7 p.m.
    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. 

    Can Sharks knock off the Los Angeles Kings?
    The Sharks have the home ice advantage that was so critical last year in their bruising playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings when the visiting team lost every night '“ including Game 7 at the Staples Center 

    Sharks notebook: McLellan not ready to announce starting goalie
    Three days before the San Jose Sharks begin their opening-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings, the name of San Jose's starting goalie for Game 1 -- Antti Niemi or Alex Stalock -- remains a public mystery, as does the status of forward Raffi Torres.
     

    Sharks' Tomas Hertl excited about first playoff game
    San Jose Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl to face Los Angeles Kings, whom he suffered knee injury against in December 

    Sharks' Raffi Torres' status unclear for playoff opener
    San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres hasn't played since March 8 with knee soreness 

    Sharks' Scott Hannan says he's OK for playoff opener
    San Jose Sharks defenseman Scott Hannan says he can play in playoff game against Los Angeles Kings 

    Sharks not ready to announce who'll be their goalie against Los Angeles Kings
    Sharks coach Todd McLellan on Monday did not name who his starting goalie will be for Game 1 of San Jose's first round playoff matchup against the Los Angeles Kings, and it appears he won't divulge who it is until just before the series starts 

    Sharks not ready to announce who'll be their goalie against Los Angeles Kings
    Sharks coach Todd McLellan on Monday did not name who his starting goalie will be for Game 1 of San Jose's first round playoff matchup against the Los Angeles Kings, and it appears he won't divulge who it is until just before the series starts 

    Stanley Cup playoffs: Sharks-Kings schedule
    San Jose Sharks have home-ice advantage in their first-round series with the Los Angeles Kings 

    Sharks, Kings open Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday at SAP
    San Jose Sharks-Los Angeles Kings rivalry has become one of the NHL's most heated in the past few years 

    San Jose Sharks beat Phoenix Coyotes in regular-season finale
    Joe Pavelski reaches and surpasses the 40-goal milestone and Antti Niemi makes 30 saves in the San Jose Sharks' win. 

    Havlat, Sharks beat Avalanche 5-1
    Marty Havlat records a natural hat trick as the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-1 in a game that features Tomas Hertl's return from injury. 

    Sharks' Tomas Hertl to play against Colorado Avalanche
    San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl, out with knee injury since mid-December, cleared to play 

    Sharks could get Torres, Hertl back for playoffs
    San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan said he is optimistic forward Raffi Torres will be ready to play in the postseason series against the Los Angeles Kings and added that the team will know more about forward Tomas Hertl's availability in the next day or two, pending medical reports. 

    Sharks' Torres ready for postseason, Hertl a possibility
    Sharks coach Todd McLellan said forward Raffi Torres will be ready to play in the postseason. 

    Sharks' McLellan has made a goalie decision
    But San Jose Sharks coach isn't ready to share whether Antti Niemi or Alex Stalock will start Game 1 against Kings. 

     
     
     
    This opera singer treated Paris commuters to a surprise performance

    At times, opera singer Christophe Ménager likes to treat commuters in the Paris metro to a performance. In this comedic piece of opera, he clearly enjoys singing to passers-by. Full Story
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    Chelsea Clinton is pregnant

    Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be grandparents.