(5) Los Angeles Kings (3-2) at (6) San Jose Sharks (2-3), 8 p.m. (ET)
(Sports Network) - The home team has won every game so far in the Western Conference semifinal series between the Los Angels Kings and San Jose Sharks.
The Sharks hope that trend continues Sunday, as they attempt to stave off elimination when they host the defending Stanley Cup champions in Game 6 at HP Pavilion.
The fifth-seeded Kings won Games 1, 2 and 5 in Los Angeles and Thursday's 3-0 home victory gave them a 3-2 edge in this best-of-seven series.
Los Angeles has won 13 straight at the Staples Center dating back to the regular season, but the club is just 1-4 on the road in the playoffs and that record includes a pair of 2-1 setbacks at San Jose in Games 3 and 4.
San Jose, meanwhile, is a perfect 4-0 on home ice in the playoffs after going 17-2-5 at the Shark Tank during the regular season.
Of course, the sixth-seeded Sharks will have to find a way to beat Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick if they want to force a Game 7 at Los Angeles on Tuesday. Quick made 24 saves for his seventh career playoff shutout and second of this series in Thursday's blanking at Staples Center.
Quick, who also blanked the Sharks in the series opener, earned his 27th career playoff win, a new Kings record. He had been tied with Kelly Hrudey for the most in club history.
"We played well. We played hard, came out with a purpose," said Quick, who has a .954 save percentage and 1.40 goals against average in this series.
The Kings got a late second-period goal from Anze Kopitar and third-period tallies from Slava Voynov and Jeff Carter.
Antti Niemi stopped 26 shots for San Jose, which is trying to reach the conference final stage for the first time since 2011 when it lost to Vancouver in five games.
"(The Kings) came hard right off the bat, but we got through that without getting scored on," said Sharks head coach Todd McLellan. "The rest of the night, we weren't very good and moving forward, maybe that's a good thing because we have a lot to improve on and need a better effort from a lot of people."
The Sharks are second in the league with 10 power-play goals this postseason, but the club was 0-for-3 on the man advantage in Thursday's setback. San Jose is 0-for-10 on the power play in its three losses to the Kings in this series and 3-for-9 in the two wins.
San Jose could get Adam Burish back from an injured right hand in Game 6. The forward sustained the injury in the final game of the Sharks' opening-round sweep of Vancouver and originally was expected to miss this entire series. He is questionable for Sunday.
This marks just the second postseason meeting between these two Pacific Division rivals. The Sharks got the best of the Kings in six games during the 2011 conference quarterfinals.
San Jose Power-Play Goal - Joe Thornton (2), from Joe Pavelski and Dan Boyle at 6:09.
Kyle Clifford, Los Angeles (Charging), 1:14; Mike Richards, Los Angeles (Hooking), 4:44; Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles (Delaying Game-Puck over glass), 4:58; Dan Boyle, San Jose (Hi-sticking), 8:44; Scott Gomez, San Jose (Hooking), 13:12.
San Jose Goal - T.J. Galiardi, from Scott Hannan and Antti Niemi at 4:10. 3,
Los Angeles Goal - Dustin Brown (3), from Matt Greene and Dwight King at 13:53.
Justin Williams, Los Angeles (Hi stick - double minor), 7:28.
Shots on Goal:
Los Angeles 9 + 8 + 8 =
San Jose 8 + 9 + 9 =
Power Play Conversion:
Los Angeles 0-2.
San Jose 1-5.
Los Angeles, Jonathan Quick 2-26-.923. San Jose, Antti Niemi 1-25-.960.
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Derek Amell, Scott Driscoll
San Jose, CA (Sports Network) - Once again, the San Jose Sharks showed there's no place like home.
Antti Niemi stopped 24-of-25 shots and added an assist on T.J. Galiardi's eventual game-winning goal in the second period, and the Sharks forced a deciding Game 7 in their Western Conference semifinal series with the Los Angeles Kings with a 2-1 victory at HP Pavilion.
Joe Thornton delivered a power-play goal early in the first period for San Jose, now 5-0 on home ice during this postseason.
Their efforts enabled the Sharks to send the series back to Los Angeles for a winner-take-all showdown at the Staples Center, where the Kings haven't lost in six tilts in these playoffs.
Dustin Brown potted the lone goal for Los Angeles, with Jonathan Quick coming up with 24 saves in defeat.