SJHN Daily: Thorntons, Karlssons at Warriors-Lakers

Who will Erik Karlsson be with next in a Golden State Warriors playoff game?

On Tuesday, it was teammate Tomas Hertl for Game 1 of the Warriors-Los Angeles Lakers second-round series.

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And now it’s his wife Melinda, along with San Jose Sharks legend Joe Thornton and his wife Tabea:

At least based on the social media sightings, this is Erik Karlsson’s third straight home playoff game for the Warriors and his first victory. On April 28, the Sacramento Kings chased the Chase Center Warriors 116-99 in Game 6 of their series. On Tuesday, Los Angeles edged Golden State 117-112 in Game 1. But yesterday, the Warriors were all on fire in a 127-100 rout of the Lakers.

The 2023 Norris Trophy finalist has been a Warriors fan since being traded to the San Jose Sharks in 2018-19. We’ve detailed his fandom here:

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About the NHL…

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Joe Pavelski continues to score and the Dallas Stars even their streak with the Seattle Kraken.

Timo Meier missed the New Jersey Devils’ opener against the Carolina Hurricanes with an upper body injury, and the Devils lost.

Former Detroit Red Wings and Edmonton Oilers star Petr Klima has died.

Matty Beniers, Owen Power and Stuart Skinner have been named Calder Memorial Trophy finalists.

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Ilya Samsonov doesn’t give a damn about Sergei Bobrovsky’s quality of play.

What’s next for the Los Angeles Kings?

David Pastrnak injured his shoulder in the playoffs.

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