National Hockey League Playoff Game Capsules

Updated: May 26, 2013

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Once again, the San Jose Sharks showed there’s
no place like home. Antti Niemi stopped 24-of-25 shots and added an
assist on T.J. Galiardi’s eventual game-winning goal in the second period,
and the Sharks forced a deciding Game 7 in their Western Conference
semifinal series with the Los Angeles Kings with a 2-1 victory at HP
Pavilion. Joe Thornton delivered a power-play goal early in the first
period for San Jose, now 5-0 on home ice during this postseason. Their
efforts enabled the Sharks to send the series back to Los Angeles for a
winner-take-all showdown at the Staples Center, where the Kings haven’t lost
in six tilts in these playoffs. Dustin Brown potted the lone goal for Los
Angeles, with Jonathan Quick coming up with 24 saves in defeat.