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Kings move closer toward goal in 3-0 win over Sharks in Game 5
Kings move closer toward goal in 3-0 win over Sharks in Game 5

SAN JOSE — Why should the series that has made such little sense start doing so now? The Kings managed Saturday night to stave off playoff elimination for the second time in three days, this time in a forbidding place, an arena where they had not won a playoff game since 2011. Not only did they live to play another night, beating San Jose, 3-0, at SAP Center in Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinals, but they helped deepen doubt for the Sharks at their most-important position, goaltender. BOX SCORE: Kings 3, Sharks 0 “We just gave ourselves a chance to play another game,” Kings center Anze Kopitar said of Game 6, which will be Monday at Staples Center. ...

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