SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 30: Matt Irwin #52 and goalie Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks stop the Los Angeles Kings from scoring in the first period in Game Seven of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 30, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sharks Stumble, Lose Stanley Cup Playoff Series To Kings In Game 7

Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and Jonathan Quick made 39 saves to cap the Los Angeles Kings’ historic comeback from three games down with a 5-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of their first-round series Wednesday night.

04/30/2014

Barry Bonds seen during the 2002 World Series

9 Most Crushing ‘#Beat LA’ Fails In NorCal Sports History

The Sharks have blown a three game lead in the opening round of the NHL playoffs and are on the verge of a nearly unprecedented collapse should they lose game seven of their series with the Los Angeles Kings. Would the most demoralizing loss in the history of the NorCal-SoCal sports rivalry? Hardly. Here are our picks, of the hardest losses to forget.

04/29/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22: Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks jumps out of the way of a shot from Brent Burns #88 resulting in a goal in front of Jonathan Quick #32 and Robyn Regehr #44 during the first 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, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Sharks Defeat Kings In OT, Take 3-0 Series Lead

Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead.

04/22/2014

SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 17: Joe Thornton #19 and Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks celebrate after Thornton scored a goal on Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 17, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sharks, Kings Look Forward To Game 2 Of Playoff Series

About the only positive the Los Angeles Kings could take out of their lopsided loss in their playoff opener to the San Jose Sharks was no matter how poorly they played, it still only counted as one loss.

04/20/2014

SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 17: Joe Thornton #19 and Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks celebrate after Thornton scored a goal on Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 17, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sharks Take First Game In Playoff Series Against Los Angeles Kings, 6-3

Tomas Hertl and Raffi Torres both scored in their first game together as teammates and the San Jose Sharks jumped on top of Jonathan Quick and the rival Los Angeles Kings with a 6-3 victory in their playoff opener Thursday night.

04/17/2014

Avalanche v Sharks

Sharks Beat Avalanche 5-1

Marty Havlat scored 3 goals for the first time in nearly nine years, and the Sharks prevented Colorado from clinching the Central Division title with a 5-1 victory over the Avalanche on Friday night.

04/11/2014

Sharks v Predators

Hornqvist Helps Predators Beat Sharks 3-0

The Nashville Predators put a dent in San Jose’s hopes for a division title by beating the Sharks 3-0 on Saturday night.

04/05/2014

Capitals v Sharks

Caps End San Jose Skid Wth 3-2 SO Win vs Sharks

Nicklas Backstrom scored the winning goal in the shootout to lead the Washington Capitals to their first win in San Jose in more than 20 years, 3-2 over the Sharks on Saturday night.

03/23/2014

Sharks v Rangers

Niemi, Couture Lift Surging Sharks Over Rangers

The San Jose Sharks beat the New York Rangers 1-0 Sunday for their sixth straight win.

03/16/2014

(Don Smith/Getty Images)

Wingels, Niemi Lead Sharks In Win Over Canadiens

Tommy Wingels scored two goals and Antti Niemi shut Montreal out for the second time this season in the Sharks’ 4-0 victory over the Canadiens on Saturday night.

03/09/2014

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