Barry’s Ticket Service
1020 S. Figueroa Los Angeles
Mon-Sun 9:00am - 9:00pm
Barry's Tickets is located caddy corner from the Staples Center
Barry's Tickets sells Kings Vs Sharks Tickets past the drop of the puck when tickets are still available. Our office caddy corner from the Staples Center is a perfect safe place for those who like to wait till the last minute to purchase tickets as well as those who are just picking up their tickets for the game.
LA Kings Vs Sharks the Match Up
After a tremendous second round playoff series that saw the home team win each game by a lone goal the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks meet again in this year's opening round. This time around the Sharks have the home ice advantage due to their superior regular season. This year marks the third time in four seasons the two teams have met in the playoffs. The regular season matchups between the two teams were physical were marked by crispy and physical hockey.
The Sharks are a veteran laden club capable of putting together big offensive performances. Up front the Sharks boast veterans Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau, together with Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture and Brent Burns. Long time stars Thornton and Marleau have been the standard bearers for several years, with Pavelski putting together the best season of his career in 2013-2014. Burns, a converted defenseman, and Couture give the Sharks two very big and physical goal scorers. Thornton anchors the top line, alongside Pavelski and Burns. The Sharks second line, centered by Couture, features Patrick Marleau and Martin Havlet. The veteran forwards team with a solid Ducks defense led by Canadian Olympian Marc-Edouard Vlasic. Kings fans who watched the Gold Medal Canadian team in Sochi will be familiar with Vlasic, who combined with Kings star defender Drew Doughty on the top Canadian defensive unit. Vlasic is a textbook defensive player who simply doesn't make errors in his own zone. In the past few seasons he's upped his defensive repertoire. Vlasic pairs with Jason Demers on the Sharks top defensive unit. Matt Irwin, Dan Boyle, Brad Stuart and Justin Braun round out a solid Sharks defense.
The big question mark for San Jose will be the play of veteran goaltender Antti Niemi. The veteran Sharks netminder has a tremendous amount of playoff experience but he'll clearly be playing second fiddle to Jonathan Quick in the Los Angeles net. The Sharks and Kings are so evenly matched that the slightest advantage in net could decide the series and the Kings will have one of the top goaltenders in the National Hockey League between the pipes. Niemi notched a solid season from a win perspective this year, but his numbers from a goals against and save percentage weren't quite up to his traditional performance. For San Jose to knock off the Kings they'll need outstanding play from Niemi. If Quick can outplay his counterpart the Kings should be in a solid position to take the series.
The key for the Kings will be to steal a victory in San Jose and then take the series back to Los Angeles. If the Kings can win one of the first two on the road they can steal home ice advantage and will have a tremendous opportunity to take the series to 3-1 when they return to Los Angeles.