Posts Tagged By GREG BEACHAM

Sharks beat Kings 4-3 in OT, take 3-0 series lead

Members of the San Jose Sharks, left, celebrate a game-winning goal by center Patrick Marleau as Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli, right, looks on during the overtime period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Sharks won 4-3. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After Patrick Marleau’s fourth career playoff overtime goal silenced Staples Center for maybe the next-to-last time this season, the veteran San Jose Sharks forward attributed his knack for postseason heroics to one simple trait.

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Ryan Getzlaf leads Ducks past Stars 3-2 in Game 2

Anaheim Ducks' Corey Perry, center, celebrates his goal as he skates past Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen, left, of Finland, and Stars' Trevor Daley during the second period in Game 2 of the first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Friday, April 18, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf wore the strain all over his exhausted face. In the past 51 hours or so, he had taken a slap shot to the jaw, attended the birth of his third child and propelled the Anaheim Ducks to two gritty playoff victories.

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D’Antoni to meet with Lakers soon about future

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni gestures to his team during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Grizzlies won 102-90. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Mike D’Antoni was still the Los Angeles Lakers’ coach when he left their training complex to spend the Easter weekend out of town with his family.

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LA Lakers wrap lousy season with uncertain future

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni argues a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 113-100. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although one of the worst seasons in Los Angeles Lakers history mercifully ended Wednesday night in San Antonio, the drama around the 16-time NBA champions is never finished.

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Anaheim Ducks hold off Stars 4-3 in series opener

Dallas Stars' Ryan Garbutt falls to the ice after he was checked by Anaheim Ducks' Bryan Allen during the third period in Game 1 of the first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. The Ducks won 4-3. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks roared to a big early lead before blowing three-quarters of it. They skated circles around the Dallas Stars early, only to hold on by their fingernails late.

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