Stanley Cup playoffs 2013, Kings vs. Sharks Game 4: Time, TV schedule and more

Thearon W. Henderson

San Jose looks to pull even with Los Angeles in Game 4 of their Western Conference Semifinal.

The San Jose Sharks left Los Angeles trailing the Kings 2-0 in their Western Conference Semifinal. When they return, they hope to be facing the prospects of a three-game series.

The Sharks managed to pull within a game of the Kings after completing a 2-1 overtime victory in Game 3. It marked the second consecutive contest that was decided by a single goal between the Pacific Division rivals. In addition, it was the second instance of special teams success aiding the winner in victory. Both of San Jose's goals were the result of a power play, including the game winner from Logan Couture.

Couture has been a key member of the Sharks this postseason. However, he appeared to sustain an injury in Game 3 that left questions about the severity of the issue.

How effective will Couture be in Game 4?

This is, of course, under the assumption that he plays in the game. According to reports from morning skate, Couture will be available for Game 4. With that in mind, it questions whether he is battling through injury. Will this alter his game in any way? Will his ice time minutes take a hit?

Will Los Angeles improve their road record?

The Kings have a 1-3 record on the road in the playoffs this season. Of course, with an undefeated record at home, this less than stellar showing hasn't mattered much. With that being said, Los Angeles would be in position to close out the series on home ice in Game 5 with a win on Tuesday night.

Will the Brown-Kopitar-Williams line contribute any production?

Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown and Justin Williams have combined for a single goal in the semifinal. Considering how important this line is to the Kings, any kind of production could help push the team to victory. Will this be the case in Game 4?

Game Time: 10 p.m. ET


TV information: RDS, TSN, NBCSN

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