Captain Joe Pavelski scored his third goal in two games, Martin Jones made 27 saves and the San Jose Sharks took a 2-0 series lead on the Los Angeles Kings with a 2-1 victory in Game 2 on Saturday night.
Logan Couture also scored for the Sharks, who largely dominated their California rivals in their second straight road victory.
Jones made several key stops against his former Los Angeles teammates and hung on after losing his shutout bid on Vincent Lecavalier's power-play goal with 5:01 to play.
Jonathan Quick stopped 21 shots while losing to his former backup again.
Neither team has forgotten the Kings lost the first three games of their first-round series with San Jose in 2014, only to win four straight.
Game 3 is Monday night at the Shark Tank.