Kings stave off elimination again, force Game 7 vs. Sharks
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Justin Williams and Anze Kopitar each scored twice, Jonathan Quick stopped 25 shots and the Kings staved off elimination for the third straight time to force a Game 7 with a 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Monday's Game 6 was tied 1-1 with just over eight minutes left before Williams netted his second of the night, digging the puck free from under the pads of San Jose goaltender Alex Stalock, who made his first start of the series in place of Antti Niemi.
The Sharks argued the call, citing that Stalock had the puck covered long enough to induce a whistle, but after a brief huddle, the referees deemed the play unreviewable and the goal stood.
Kopitar potted a pair of goals 75 seconds apart shortly after and Quick kept the Sharks off the board the rest of the way, as the Kings became just the ninth team in NHL history to force a Game 7 after trailing 3-0 in a series.
James Sheppard supplied San Jose's lone goal, while Stalock allowed four goals on 30 shots in the setback. Stalock received the starting nod after Niemi was chased from Games 4 and 5, giving up eight goals on 45 shots in back-to-back losses for the Sharks.
Game 7 is slated for Wednesday in San Jose.
04/29 00:59:58 ET