Sharks force Game 7 against Kings

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) looks back as a shot from San Jose Sharks center Joe...

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) looks back as a shot from San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton (not shown) gets past him in the first period during Game 6 of their NHL Western Conference semi-final playoff hockey game in San Jose, California May 26, 2013. (REUTERS/Jed Jacobsohn)

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:27 PM ET

SAN JOSE - Staples Center, here we come.

Thanks to Sunday's scrappy, spirited 2-1 triumph at HP Pavilion, the San Jose Sharks have forced a winner-take-all seventh game in their second-round NHL playoff showdown with the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.

The only problem is the Sharks have to hit the road again. Game 7 goes Tuesday at 6 p.m. PT in L.A.

The sixth-seeded Sharks have won all five of their playoff games at HP Pavilion this spring. The challenge now is somehow stealing a win at the Staples Center, where the Kings have won 13 straight — including a half-dozen post-season games — in their bid to raise another championship banner. The home team has won all six games in this series so far.


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