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Playoff poise: Jonathan Quick flawlessly leads LA Kings past Sharks 2-0 in series opener

  • Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov (26) celebrates his first period goal against the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of their second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, in Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)The Associated Press

  • San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi turns away a shot from Los Angeles Kings' Dwight King (74) as Sharks' Matt Irwin defends during the second period in Game 1 of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Los Angeles, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)The Associated Press

  • Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov (26) celebrates his first-period goal against the San Jose Sharks with teammates Dwight King, left, and Jeff Carter in Game 1 of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, in Los Angeles, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)The Associated Press

  • Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick stops a shot by San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau (12) as Kings' Drew Doughty, left, watches during the first period in Game 1 of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Los Angeles, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)The Associated Press

  • Los Angeles Kings' Alec Martinez, left, keeps San Jose Sharks' Bracken Kearns against the boards during the first period in Game 1 of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Los Angeles, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)The Associated Press

Jonathan Quick made 35 saves in his sixth career playoff shutout, and the Los Angeles Kings opened their second-round series with a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.

Slava Voynov and Mike Richards each had a goal and an assist in the defending Stanley Cup champions' 11th straight victory at Staples Center since March.

With yet another dominant playoff performance by Quick, Los Angeles opened the NHL's fourth all-California playoff series with its fifth straight victory after an 0-2 start to its title defense.

The Kings' Conn Smythe Trophy winner allowed just 10 goals in the six-game first round against St. Louis before frustrating the Sharks, whose superior speed and passing produced nothing.

Antti Niemi stopped 18 shots for the Sharks, who swept Vancouver out of the first round.

Game 2 is Thursday.