Less than three minutes left.


Less than eight minutes remain in regulation and the score is still tied, 1-1.

Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick has been stellar with 33 saves.

Sharks center Joe Pavelski tried a run at Quick, but was roughed up on the way toward the net. San Jose left winger Patrick Marleau then roughed up Quick when circling the crease.

Sharks goalie Antti Niemi covers up a bouncing shot, and there's time out ont he ice with 5:31 remaining in regulation.


Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi saves a shot from his left side by Kings defenseman Slava Voynov and gloves another with 12:58 left in the third period of Game 3 on Saturday night at HP Pavilion.

A shot by Kings defenseman Drew Doughty then deflects high off Niemi.

San Jose center Joe Thornton tries a shot against Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, but it’s high and wide right, leaving the Sharks captain without a goal in the series.

On the bench, the Kings are breathing heavily as the seconds tick under 10 minutes left in regulation.

San Jose defenseman Brent Burns had a good look at the goal but his shot was stopped by the stick of Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi.

The Sharks did a shift change and defenseiman Brad Stuart fired a clean shot that was high of the net. A shot by San Jose defenseman Dan Boyle was deflected out of play by Kings winger Dustin Brown.


Through two periods, Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick has stopped 27 of 28 shots in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night in HP Pavilion.

King defenseman Drew Doughty has played more than 18 minutes in the heading into the third period.

The first chance to score in the third period is San Jose’s, but Quick knocks away efforts by forwards Joe Thornton and Scott Gomez as the four-on-four time elapses.

Sharks forward Joe Pavelski sends inside to make things perilous for Quick, but the danger passes. San Jose center Andrew Desjardins can’t follow a pass to the post from behind the net by Gomez.

A hard shot by Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart is knocked down by a Kings defenseman.

The Kings are struggling to get a good run at Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, who stopped 17 of 18 shots in the first and second periods.