Los Angeles 3, San Jose 0

Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Los Angeles 46-28-2-6 23-14-2-2 23-14-0-4 W2
San Jose 51-22-2-7 29-7-1-4 22-15-1-3 L2


Kings 3, Sharks 0: Jonathan Quick made 30 saves for his eighth career playoff shutout as visiting Los Angeles staved off elimination from its Western Conference first-round series for the second straight game.

Tyler Toffoli and Anze Kopitar scored 4:43 apart in the first period and Jeff Carter added a power-play goal for the Kings, who will attempt to even the series when they host Game 6 on Monday. Quick got busier as the game went on, stopping 10 shots in the second period and making 14 saves in the third.

Antti Niemi allowed three goals on 19 shots in just over 20 minutes for the Sharks, who had their five-game playoff home winning streak against Los Angeles come to an end. Alex Stalock relieved Niemi and turned aside all 22 shots he faced.

Toffoli gave Quick all the offensive support he needed at 8:09 of the first period. Tanner Pearson chased down a loose puck on the left wing and made a cross-ice pass to Toffoli, who dragged it past a defender before beating Niemi with a shot from the top of the slot.

Kopitar doubled the lead less than five minutes later by burying the rebound of captain Dustin Brown's shot during a 3-on-2 rush. Carter made it 3-0 during a power play just 22 seconds into the middle session, when his backhand pass attempt from the left side of the net caromed off Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart's skate and past Niemi. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: San Jose D Marc-Edouard Vlasic suffered an undisclosed injury in a collision with Los Angeles C Jarret Stoll in the first period and did not return. ... Los Angeles is looking to join the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, the 1975 New York Islanders and the 2010 Philadelphia Flyers as the only teams to overcome a 3-0 series deficit. Kings C Mike Richards captained Philadelphia during its historic comeback. ... Kopitar and Carter have recorded a point in all five games of the series.

Top Game Performances

Los Angeles   San Jose
Jeff Carter 1 Points N/A
Jeff Carter 1 Goals N/A
Dustin Brown 1 Assists N/A
Jeff Carter 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Quick 1.000 Save Percentage Alex Stalock 1.000
Jonathan Quick 30 Saves Alex Stalock 22

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 41 3 1-4 5-5 12 27
San Jose 30 0 0-5 3-4 12 25

Upcoming Games

  • San Jose will play its next game on the road against Los Angeles. The Sharks have a W/L % of .627 after a win and .613 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play its next game at home against San Jose. The Kings have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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