Sharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings - NBC Sports

Sharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings
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San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, right, eyes the puck as Los Angeles Kings' Trevor Lewis, center, tangles with Sharks' Scott Hannan (27) and Dan Boyle during the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 20, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. At left is Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
April 21, 2014, 12:48 am

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Fourth-liners Mike Brown and Raffi Torres scored second-period goals to spark a San Jose comeback and lead the Sharks to a 7-2 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Kings and a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

Justin Braun, Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture and Joe Thornton also scored for the Sharks, who overcame a two-goal deficit after the first period of a playoff game for just the third time in 26 tries in franchise history. Antti Niemi made 24 saves.

Jake Muzzin and Trevor Lewis scored first-period goals before Jonathan Quick allowed seven goals in the final two periods. Los Angeles heads home for Game 3 on Tuesday looking to get back into this series.

The Kings can take comfort in the fact that the home team has won 18 of the previous 19 games between these teams, including nine in the playoffs.

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