Nick Spaling

What we learned from the Kings' 2-1 loss to the Sharks

What we learned from the Kings' 2-1 loss to the Sharks

A few more takeaways before the playoff series moves north, to San Jose, for Game 3 on Monday. The Kings trail, 2-0, in the best-of-seven series.

Gaborik should make an impact 

It all seemed there for the skilled winger, except for the finishing touch. Marian Gaborik played his first game since suffering a sprained right knee on Feb. 12.

In many ways, he was much sharper than expected. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter complimented Gaborik and managed to send a message to some of the other wingers … and defensemen.

“After being off nine weeks, 9½ weeks, I thought he played really well,” Sutter said. “I thought [Jamie]...

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