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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

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

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

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Bay Area Social Media Embraces #BeatLA

Many taking to Twitter & Instagram to show support for their local teams…

04/17/2014

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Sharks Throwing Rally To Kick Off Playoff Run In San Jose

With the San Jose Sharks about to kick off another playoff run, the team is throwing a street rally Thursday to pump up their fans, Sharks officials announced Wednesday.

04/16/2014

Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks awaits a face off during the second period of the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on April 12, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Sharks Close Season With 3-2 Win Over Coyotes

Joe Pavelski had two goals to become the fourth player in team history with 40 goals in a season and San Jose closed out the regular season with a 3-2 win over the Coyotes on Saturday night.

04/12/2014

Joe Pavelski #8, Joe Thornton #19 and Justin Brent Burns #88 of the San Jose Sharks celebrate after Pavelski scored a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period at SAP Center on March 11, 2014 in San Jose. Thornton had an assist on the goal. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Playoff-Bound Sharks Invite Fans To Grow Beards For Charity

With the San Jose Sharks about to make another playoff run, the team is inviting fans to join them in growing beards for charity, team officials said.

04/09/2014

Joe Pavelski #8, Joe Thornton #19 and Justin Brent Burns #88 of the San Jose Sharks celebrate after Pavelski scored a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period at SAP Center on March 11, 2014 in San Jose. Thornton had an assist on the goal. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Avalanche Make Playoffs With 3-2 Win Over San Jose

Semyon Varlamov had a season-high 47 saves and Colorado clinched its first playoff berth in four years with a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.

03/29/2014

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