Patrick Marleau scored in overtime on Tuesday and the San Jose Sharks moved to withing one game of sweeping the Los Angeles Kings to end their first round series. Watch what could be the final game of the Western Conference contest tonight online at 10:30 p.m.
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San Jose Sharks at LA Kings – 10:30 p.m. ET
Joe Thornton and the Sharks aren't taking anything for granted with a chance to finish off the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 of the first round on Thursday night.
"Don't give us a passing grade yet because we're still taking the test," Sharks head coach Todd McLellan said Wednesday after the Sharks' mellow skate at Staples Center.
After so many years of playoff disappointments, the Sharks are one win away from kicking off their latest post-season run with quite a sweeping statement.
"We're coming to win and finish them in Game 4," Sharks forward Logan Couture said. "You can't give a team like the L.A. Kings any life.
"They're going to come to play."
The Kings regrouped after two embarrassments at the Shark Tank to open the series, playing two solid periods to open Game 3 before surrendering 23 shots and a lead in the third. Los Angeles also played well in overtime, but lost on the Sharks' first shot of extra time.
Kings don't seem discouraged
The Kings realize they'll need every bit of their playoff experience to pull off an unlikely comeback, but they didn't seem discouraged after a meeting at their training complex.
"We're going to come out and throw everything at them," Kings forward Anze Kopitar said.
The Kings haven't trailed 0-3 in a playoff series since 2000, and only three teams in NHL history have rallied from that deficit to win a series. Los Angeles forwards Mike Richards and Jeff Carter were with the Flyers in 2010 — Carter was injured — when Philadelphia rallied from three games down to beat Boston.
"3-0 is a big hole, but it's been done before," said Carter, who scored his first goal in his last six playoff games Tuesday.
"You win one game and you start to get some momentum going. We have to go into their building and win two games.
"You have to approach it as one game. You win that one game, you put a little doubt in their mind and they know that we're coming."