Sharks-Kings -- Game 4 in L.A.
The Staples Center laser show prior to Game 4 of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings.
Todd McLellan entered Game 4 with a 30-28 career playoff record and a 10-6 record against the Kings.
Darryl Sutter entered Game 4 with a 72-70 career playoff record and an 8-6 record against the Sharks.
Opening puck drop
The Kings (56.3) and Sharks (47.7) have combined to average 104 hits per game in the first three games of this matchup -- easily the most in any 2014 postseason series thus far.
Marian Gaborik scored his second goal of the series just four minutes in on assists from Dustin Brown and Slava Voynov.
Locked at one
With under 10 seconds left in the first period, James Sheppard batted the puck out of the air and into the back of the net to make it 1-1. It was Sheppard's first career playoff goal, on assists from Scott Hannan and Tomas Hertl.
Williams claims lead for Kings
Justin Williams' power-play goal on assists from Mike Richards and Jake Muzzin made it 2-1 Kings less than four minutes into the second period.
Nieto knots it at two
Matt Nieto put home a rebound off a shot from Patrick Marleau to make it a 2-2 game halfway through the second period.
Williams claims lead for Kings, again
Justin Williams' second goal of the period came off a lucky bounce, but it gave the Kings a 3-2 lead.
Toffoli makes it 4-2 Kings
The Kings celebrate a goal by center Tyler Toffoli with less than one minute left in the second period.
Marian Gaborik's second goal of the game came just 34 second into the third period and coaxed Todd McLellan to pull Antti Niemi in favor of backup Alex Stalock.
After the bell
Things got testy as the final horn indicated a 6-3 Los Angeles win. Brent Burns and Robyn Regehr engaged in a heated tussle as Kings streamers were released from the rafters.
Stage set for Game 5
The Kings and Sharks will meet again for Game 5 in San Jose, Saturday night at 7 p.m. with coverage on CSN California.