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Sharks Unable To Sweep Kings In Game 4

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Marian Gaborik #12 of the Los Angeles Kings scores on Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks to take a 2-1 lead during the second period in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on April 22, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Marian Gaborik #12 of the Los Angeles Kings scores on Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks to take a 2-1 lead during the second period in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on April 22, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Harry How/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (CBS / AP) — Justin Williams and Marian Gaborik scored two goals apiece, and the Los Angeles Kings emphatically avoided first-round playoff elimination with a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 on Thursday night.

Captain Dustin Brown had a goal and an assist, and Tyler Toffoli scored on his 22nd birthday during a three-goal second period as the Kings dodged a series sweep with a one-sided win that could plant a seed of doubt in their dominant California rivals’ minds.

Game 5 is Saturday in San Jose.

Jonathan Quick made 36 saves for Los Angeles, which chased Sharks goalie Antti Niemi on Gaborik’s beautiful goal early in the third period.

James Sheppard, Matt Nieto and Joe Pavelski scored for the Sharks, who couldn’t finish off the second playoff sweep in franchise history.

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