Here are three keys from the Kings' 6-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks:
1.) Another slow start: San Jose scored the first goal in the final four games of the series. The Sharks took the crowd out of this one, quickly, by scoring 68 seconds into it.
2.) Regaining momentum: The Sharks’ Patrick Marleau was awarded a penalty shot at 5:31 and couldn’t convert. San Jose lost the momentum but somehow found it again in the third period.
3.) Secondary scoring: The Sharks’ big guns, the likes of Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski, carried San Jose through the first four games. In Game 5, the lesser-known Sharks stepped forward, along with Pavelski, who added another goal for good measure.
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