Brent Burns

Kings' playoff hunt is back on solid ground

Kings' playoff hunt is back on solid ground

Now comes the hard(er) part: The Kings are being pursued, not just pursuing. They have come back from the brink with a long winning streak, returning to a playoff position with a 2-1 victory over the struggling San Jose Sharks on Saturday in the Stadium Series game at Levi's Stadium in front of 70,205. Winger Marian Gaborik scored the game winner at 4 minutes 4 seconds of the third period, his 17th goal this season and first in seven games, as the Kings took advantage of a Brent Burns turnover in the neutral zone. Jeff Carter's assist on the goal pushed his point streak to six games, one short of his career high.------------ FOR THE RECORD: Kings hockey: In the Feb. 23 Sports...