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LA Kings surge past Sharks 4-1, force Game 7

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  • Los Angeles Kings right wing Justin Williams, right, celebrates his goal against San Jose Sharks goalie Alex Stalock during the first period in Game 6 of their NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Monday.

      Los Angeles Kings right wing Justin Williams, right, celebrates his goal against San Jose Sharks goalie Alex Stalock during the first period in Game 6 of their NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Monday.
    Associated Press

 
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LOS ANGELES -- Justin Williams forced the tiebreaking goal underneath Alex Stalock with 8:04 to play, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Monday night, rallying all the way back from an 0-3 series deficit to force a decisive Game 7.

Williams and Anze Kopitar each had two goals and an assist, and Jonathan Quick made 25 saves as the Kings became just the ninth team in NHL history to force a seventh game after losing the first three.

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Stalock stopped 26 shots in his first NHL playoff start, and James Sheppard scored for the spiraling Sharks.

Just three teams in NHL history have rallied from an 0-3 deficit to win a series.

Los Angeles could join them in Game 7 in San Jose on Wednesday.

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