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Kings' five-game winning streak ends with 4-1 loss to the Sharks

Kings' five-game winning streak ends with 4-1 loss to the Sharks

The difference between the Kings and San Jose Sharks could be measured by the width of a hockey stick and the thickness of a goal post.

Midway through the game, Sharks defenseman Brent Burns made a goal-saving stick play on Trevor Lewis. Minutes later, Tanner Pearson hit the crossbar, one of two struck crossbars by the Kings on the night. The Kings had a lot of those plays go right for them during their five-game winning streak, but it finally fell wrong for them Wednesday in a 4-1 loss at Staples Center.

The streak was snapped because of a late first-period breakdown that put them behind 3-0, and the Sharks rode through behind ex-Kings goalie Martin Jones and perhaps some...

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