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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)

After 3-0 Lead, Sharks Face Do-Or-Die Game 7

It should come as no shock that the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks are preparing for a Game 7 of their first-round series considering how tightly contested this fierce California rivalry has been over the last few years.

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

Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks gets up from a check fom Robyn Regehr #44 of the Los Angeles Kings during the first period in Game Six of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on April 28, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Sharks Lose To Kings, Decisive Game 7 On Wednesday

Justin Williams forced the tiebreaking goal underneath Alex Stalock with 8:04 to play, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Monday night, rallying all the way back from an 0-3 series deficit to force a decisive Game 7.

04/28/2014

Goalkeeker Alex Stalock #32 of the San Jose Sharks grabs the puck out of th air against the Los Angeles Kings in the second period in Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 26, 2014 in San Jose, California. The Kings won the game 3-0. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Kings Beat Sharks 3-0 To Force Game 6

Jonathan Quick made 30 saves to shut out San Jose for the fourth time in his career in the postseason and the Los Angeles Kings staved off elimination for a second straight game by beating the Sharks 3-0 on Saturday night in Game 5 of their first-round series.

04/26/2014

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)

Sharks Unable To Sweep Kings In Game 4

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.

04/24/2014

The San Francisco Giants celebrate after Brian Johnson''s home run during the Giants 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. (Otto Greule /Allsport)

Top 6 ‘Beat LA’ Moments In Bay Area Sports

With both the both NBA and NHL playoffs ongoing between Bay Area ball clubs and their Southern California rivals, we are seeing a lot of tweets, memes and other online jabs tagged ‘Beat LA.’ We couldn’t agree more. But what were the most satisfying victories over LA teams in Bay Area history?

04/24/2014

Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks watches as his shot gets by goalie Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings for a second period power play goal at Staples Center on October 30, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Sharks Eye Clean Sweep Of Kings In LA

Joe Thornton and the Sharks have been in command of many playoff series over the past decade. The San Jose captain has also seen just how easily control slips away during nine straight postseason trips without raising the Stanley Cup.

04/24/2014

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 20: Trevor Lewis #22 of the Los Angeles Kings gets the puck past Marc-Edouard Vlasic #44 of the San Jose Sharks and goalie Antti Niemi #31 (not pictured) to score a goal to give the Kings a 2-0 lead in the first period in Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 20, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sharks Take Game 2 Of Playoff Series Against Kings With 7-2 Win

Fourth-liners Mike Brown and Raffi Torres scored second-period goals to spark a San Jose comeback and lead the Sharks to a 7-2 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Kings and a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

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, 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

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