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Justin Williams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his goal with Robyn Regehr #44, Slava Voynov #26, Anze Kopitar #11 and Dwight King #74 to take a 2-1 lead during the third peirod in Game Six of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on April 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Kings Surge Past Sharks 4-1 To Force Game 7

Justin Williams forced the tiebreaking goal underneath Alex Stalock with 8:04 to play, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Monday night, rallying all the way back from an 0-3 series deficit to force a decisive Game 7.

04/28/2014

Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles King skates for control of the puck with Brad Stuart #7 of the San Jose Sharks in the first period in Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 26, 2014 in San Jose, California. The Kings won the game 3-0. (credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

LA Kings Still Alive, Headed To Game 6 Vs Sharks

The Los Angeles Kings have stared down playoff elimination twice without blinking.

04/27/2014

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Kings Avoid Elimination With 6-3 Win Over Sharks

Justin Williams and Marian Gaborik scored two goals apiece, and the Los Angeles Kings emphatically avoided first-round playoff elimination with a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 on Thursday night.

04/24/2014

Justin Williams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings is knocked off the puck by Scott Hannan #27 of the San Jose Sharks during the second period in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on April 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Kings Looking To Avoid 4-Game Sweep Against Sharks

Joe Thornton and the Sharks have been in command of many playoff series over the past decade. The San Jose captain has also seen just how easily control slips away during nine straight postseason trips without raising the Stanley Cup.

04/23/2014

Justin Williams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings is knocked off the puck by Scott Hannan #27 of the San Jose Sharks during the second period in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on April 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Sharks Beat Kings 4-3 In OT, Take 3-0 Series Lead

Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead.

04/22/2014

Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings stands by his goal after giving up a goal in the third period against the San Jose Sharks in Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 20, 2014 in San Jose, California. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Kings’ Quick After 7-2 Game 2 Loss: ‘A Lot Of Things’ Must Change

Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings are home from a two-game playoff humiliation still confident they can compete against the San Jose Sharks.

04/21/2014

Jake Muzzin #6 of the Los Angeles Kings gets tangled with Dan Boyle #22 of the San Jose Sharks as they go for the puck in Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 20, 2014 in San Jose, California. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sharks Take 2-0 Series Lead With 7-2 Win Over Kings

Fourth-liners Mike Brown and Raffi Torres scored second-period goals to spark a San Jose comeback and lead the Sharks to a 7-2 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Kings and a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

04/20/2014

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Kings, Sharks Look To Put Game 1 In Past

About the only positive the Los Angeles Kings could take out of their lopsided loss in their playoff opener to the San Jose Sharks was no matter how poorly they played, it still only counted as one loss.

04/19/2014

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Kings, Quick Unfazed After Falling 6-3 To Sharks In Game 1

Jonathan Quick realizes that even the NHL’s best defensive team is powerless against a few bad bounces of the puck.

04/18/2014

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Kings’ 3 Goals In 3rd Period Not Enough, Fall To Sharks In Game 1

Tomas Hertl and Raffi Torres both scored in their first game together as teammates and the San Jose Sharks jumped on top of Jonathan Quick and the rival Los Angeles Kings with a 6-3 victory in their playoff opener Thursday night.

04/17/2014

Willie Mitchell #33, Tyler Toffoli #73 and Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Kings Playoff Tickets See 107% Increase Against San Jose Sharks

As one of the better rivalries in the NHL, a meeting between these two teams in the playoffs is likely to bring added intensity and a higher price than a normal playoff series.

04/15/2014

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Kings Renew Rivalry With Sharks For 1st Round Of Playoffs

The rivalry between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks has grown so intense in recent years that even newcomers take little time to acclimate themselves to the animosity.

04/14/2014

T.J. Galiardi #39 of the Calgary Flames makes an attempt on Martin Jones #31 of the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 10, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (credit: Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Kings Fall To Flames 4-3; To Play Sharks In 1st Round Of Playoffs

Sean Monahan scored his 21st goal and then got the shootout winner Wednesday night as the surging Calgary Flames beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 for their fourth straight victory.

04/09/2014

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Ducks Defeat Sharks, 5-2, To Win 2nd Straight Pacific Division Title

Patrick Maroon scored two goals, John Gibson made 36 saves in his second NHL start, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched their second straight Pacific Division title with a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.

04/09/2014

Justin Braun #61 of the San Jose Sharks skates back to the bench, as Trevor Lewis #22 and Justin Williams #14 of Los Angeles Kings celebrate Williams' first goal of the second period of Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Sharks Hold Off Kings, 2-1

Brent Burns and Logan Couture scored second-period goals and the San Jose Sharks clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs by beating the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Thursday night.

04/03/2014

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