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LA Kings still on brink of elimination, but they're gaining steam after 2 wins over Sharks

Sunday, 04.27.2014 / 7:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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LA Kings still on brink of elimination, but they're gaining steam after 2 wins over Sharks

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - With every win on the brink of elimination, the Los Angeles Kings are demonstrating why they've been such a good playoff team for the past few years.

And with every failure to close out a previously one-sided series, the San Jose Sharks are failing to shake their reputation for coming up short in the spring.

The Kings have forced Game 6 in the California rivals' first-round series on Monday night, winning twice after falling into a three-game series deficit. Jeff Carter isn't impressed by the Kings' moves toward becoming just the fourth team in NHL history to advance from an 0-3 hole, noting it's been done before.

The Sharks could be without key defenceman Marc-Edouard Vlasic, who didn't practice Sunday after getting injured in the first period of Game 5.

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I don’t know if it was more relief for me that [Stamkos] scored or the power play scored. It was a whole compilation of Alka Seltzer.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Steven Stamkos broke a long scoring drought and Tampa Bay's struggling power play scored four times in Game 2 at Montreal