San Jose Sharks
Nick Bjugstad was given fair warning that he could be part of the shootout gang. It helped get him into the right state of mind.
The Florida Panthers had a very hard time scoring goals during the first few weeks of the season.
Aleksander Barkov scored and Roberto Luongo made 21 saves as the Florida Panthers beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
While the Florida Panthers are enjoying their longest homestand of the season (three games), the San Jose Sharks are in the midst of a tough stretch of games on the road.
Joe Thornton got San Jose off to a fast start with a power-play goal in the first period and TJ Galiardi added a goal in the second to help the Sharks force a decisive seventh game.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick sometimes seems to be the only obstacle between San Jose and the Western Conference finals while the Sharks dominate much of their 2-2 series with the defending Stanley Cup champions.