Kings down Sharks to avoid sweep
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Marian Gaborik and Justin Williams each scored twice, Jonathan Quick stopped 36 shots and the Los Angeles Kings avoided a sweep with a 6-3 triumph over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.
The game was tied 2-2 in the second before Williams and Tyler Toffoli tallied 2:54 apart late in the frame to send the Kings into the third with a 4-2 lead.
Gaborik scored his second of the night 34 seconds into the third, and Quick, despite giving up a power-play goal to Joe Pavelski at 11:36, made enough saves down the stretch to extend Los Angeles' season.
Dustin Brown added an empty-netter with 1:28 remaining to account for the final margin.
James Sheppard and Matt Nieto each scored once for the Sharks, who still hold a 3-1 series lead and will take their second stab at closing out the Kings when they host Game 5 on Saturday.
Antti Niemi allowed five goals on 26 shots before being pulled early in the third in favor of Alex Stalock, who made four saves in relief.
04/25 01:35:42 ET