Down 0-3 early in the playoff series with the rival San Jose Sharks, the Los Angeles Kings have tied things up with both teams winning three games apiece. As a result, the Kings and Sharks will head back to San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 to determine which team moves on to the next round of the NHL playoffs.
STAPLES Center was absolutely electric in Game 6 as it was a night filled with thrill, drama, and scrums. Kings right winger Justin Williams scored the clinching goal to seal a 4-1 victory over the Sharks and head back to the Shark Tank in San Jose. In an incredible feat of winning three straight games after falling behind 0-3, the Kings will now head to a decisive Game 7.
“We’re excited. We’re excited to play a game 7, always great games, great atmospheres,” said Kings center Jarret Stoll. “You want to be the hero in those types of games, play well and be counted on as an important part of something like that.”
L.A. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick made 25 saves, while Williams and Anze Kopitar both scored two goals and an assist to help the Kings defeat the Sharks. During the final minutes of the game, the STAPLES Center crowd was delighted as they saw the Kings score three goals along with several violent scrums.
A total of eight teams have made it back to force a game seven in the series. However, there have only been three teams in NHL history to come back from down 0-3 and go on to win the playoff series. The winner of Game 7 between the Kings and Sharks will face another California rival in the Anaheim Ducks during the second round.
Cheer on your Los Angeles Kings in a thrilling Game 7 tomorrow as they take on their in-state rivals, the San Jose Sharks! Watch the Kings become part of NHL history as they attempt to come back from the brink of elimination to win the series.