PACIFIC DIVISION

NHL playoff takeaways: Sharks look ready to join Canadiens in second round
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As good as Montreal, Boston and the New York Rangers looked in victory, the hottest team on ice, San Jose, looked even better with a third straight offensive barrage that stole the show in the day’s final act.

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Sharks' Marleau a finalist for Lady Byng Trophy (Comcast SportsNet Bay Area)
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Sharks forward Patrick Marleau has been named as a finalist 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. Marleau finished the Sharks regular season with 33 goals, second on the team and tied […]

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LA Kings recall Cup winner Colin Fraser from AHL (The Associated Press)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have recalled forward Colin Fraser from their AHL affiliate in Manchester.

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WATCH LIVE: San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings (Game 3) (NBC Sports)
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Another blowout coming?

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Ducks, Stars feel pain of Robidas' broken leg (The Associated Press)
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When Anaheim Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas broke his right leg for the second time this season, the pain was felt on both benches. ”It’s a heartbreaker, really,” Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff said Tuesday. … I know how hard he worked to even come back and play.” Robidas, traded last month from Dallas to Anaheim, […]

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History says Sharks will easily advance past Kings (Comcast SportsNet Bay Area)
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Programming note: Coverage of Game 3 between the Sharks and Kings starts Tuesday night at 6:30 on CSN California with Sharks Pregame Live. After two games of this Western Conference quarterfinal series, the San Jose Sharks are the best team in hockey. San Jose head coach Todd McLellan tried to make a convincing case for […]

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Ducks defenseman Robidas breaks leg again in return to Dallas
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Anaheim Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas has broken his right leg in an eerie replay of his last game in Dallas when he still played for the Stars.

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Richards dodges suspension for spear on Sharks' Couture (Comcast SportsNet Bay Area)
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SAN JOSE Kings forward Mike Richards will not be suspended by the NHL for his spear of Logan Couture in Sunday’s Game 2, according to NBC’s ProHockeyTalk.com.

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Kings show frustration in two bad losses to Sharks (Comcast SportsNet Bay Area)
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SAN JOSE Not only have the Los Angeles Kings looked like a confused, befuddled and outmatched hockey team through the first two games of their playoff series with the Sharks, at the end of Game 2, their frustration with getting run out of the building was evident. Mike Richards finally offered a reminder that he […]

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Anton Belov on leaving Oilers for KHL: 'I didn’t want to stay with that coach' (Puck Daddy)
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Anton Belov signed a four year contract in the KHL with SKA St. Petersburg. To some it was an unexpected move. For others, Belov could never fulfill the promise that the one-time best KHL defenseman would become a good player for the Edmonton Oilers. Belov joined the Russian national team in Novogorsk, near Moscow, to […]

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Oilers name Scott assistant GM (The SportsXchange)
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The Edmonton Oilers hired Bill Scott as assistant general manager on Monday. Scott spent the past four seasons as general manager of the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL. The Barons made the Calder Cup playoffs in each season under Scott. “I would like to welcome Bill and his family to Edmonton,” general manager Craig […]

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Ducks recall Etam, Fistric from AHL (The SportsXchange)
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The Anaheim Ducks recalled forward Emerson Etem and veteran defenseman Mark Fistric from the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL on Sunday.

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