Sharks @ Kings PDSF Game 5 160422 recap

Sharks scored three straight, missed on a penalty shot, then gave up three straight, leaving the game tied after 40 minutes.  But the Sharks came back with two more, plus an empty net, to push past the Kings and advance to the next round.

Donskoi, Tierney and Karlsson all scored their first career NHL playoff goals.  Nice to have secondary scoring help out in series.

Relief of finally getting past the Kings? Definitely.  Revenge for that 0-4 losing streak in 2014? Kinda, but what about the 2013 series loss?  All time, the Sharks and Kings are 2-2 in the playoffs.  This is the first time the series has been decided in less than seven games.

Sharks were clearly the better team in this series.

Perhaps my favorite stat of the series: The Kings had a lead in the series for a total of 4:02 (and that was only because they scored the first goal in game 1).

Thank you, Los Angeles Kings, for a good series.

The Sharks now wait for their next opponent, either the Anaheim Ducks or Nashville Predators.

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