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Sharks jump Kings, 2-1, to even playoff series

Mike Richards nets the Kings' lone goal after San Jose grabs an early 2-0 lead. Sharks even series 2-2.

May 21, 2013|By Lance Pugmire
  • T.J. Galiardi's shot is knocked down by Jonathan Quick during Game 4 of the Kings' Western Conference semifinal matchup with the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.
T.J. Galiardi's shot is knocked down by Jonathan Quick during Game… (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated…)

San Jose 2, Kings 1 (end of regulation)

Justin Williams of the Kings had a good look at a crossing pass but it slid by him.

There’s a face-off in the Sharks’ zone. The Kings take a couple shots, nothing substantive.

Patrick Marleau of the Sharks collects a looses puck and shoots, it’s saved with 1:49 left.

BOX SCORE: San Jose 2, Kings 1

With less than a minute remaining, the Kings have an empty net.

The Sharks clear it, not to the net.

Brown and Kopitar trying their best.

For naught.

The series is tied 2-2, the Sharks beat the Kings 2-1.

San Jose 2, Kings 1 (3:06 left in third period)

Less than five minutes remain.

Couture stole a pass but his shot on goal was wide.

Richardson collects a loose puck, Carter misses. Rob Scuderi can’t finish a follow for the Kings.

The winded Sharks take a timeout with 3:06 left.

 San Jose 2, Kings 1 (10:08 left in third period)

Brad Richardson of the Kings is flattened by Brent Burns on a short-handed effort.

Burns commits a boarding penalty, rocking Kopitar into the wall with 11:46 left in the third.

A blast by Jeff Carter is followed three times by Mike Richards and the Kings have pulled within 2-1 with 10:08 remaining.

San Jose 2, Kings 0 (14:42 left in third period)

Thornton has been a beast, winning nine of 12 face-offs, adding two takeaways at the so-called “Shark Tank.”

The Sharks have out-shot the Kings, 21-9, and the Kings have been scoreless for more than 90 minutes.

The Kings are doing their best to keep the puck on the Sharks’ end, but their ability to get a shot on goal is repeatedly thwated. A shot goes wide, Niemi deflects another.

Less than 15 minutes remain.

The Sharks charge at Quick and Matt Greene commits high sticking on Logan Couture with 14:42 remaining, so the Sharks, up 2-0, now are on the power play.

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