San Jose Sharks even series with second win on home ice

Los Angeles Kings centre Colin Fraser is hit into San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi by Andrew...

Los Angeles Kings centre Colin Fraser is hit into San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi by Andrew Desjardins (10) during Game 4 of the NHL Western Conference semifinal in San Jose, May 21, 2013. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith)

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:54 AM ET

The San Jose Sharks aren’t going away.

Unfortunately, they have to go back to L.A. now.

Thanks to Tuesday’s 2-1 home-ice win over the Los Angeles Kings in a performance that will surely have the rest of the hockey world talking, the Sharks took care of business in back-to-back outings at HP Pavilion and have evened up their best-of-seven set with the defending Stanley Cup champions at two wins apiece.

The action now shifts back to Staples Center for Thursday’s Game 5.

“You could feel it when we left L.A. on the plane after Game 2 — we were ready to get back to work,” said Sharks coach Todd McLellan. “We’re going to swing the bat when we’re up there.”

They’re swinging alright, and suddenly this Western Conference semifinal is turning into a slugfest.


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