LOS ANGELES (AP) — Home ice hasn’t meant much in the all-California series between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings.
Each team has won twice as the visitor, and now the Sharks, who won the opener at home in overtime, are back at Staples Center with a second chance to close out the series Monday night.
The Sharks will start Antti Niemi in goal for Game 6, despite him getting pulled Saturday for the second time in the series.
He allowed three goals on the Kings’ first four shots of their 3-1 victory in San Jose.
Los Angeles is staying with Jonathan Quick, who made a franchise playoff-record 51 saves to extend his team’s season for at least one more game.
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