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It started with a surprise lineup change, a surge and a resounding thud.

The San Jose Sharks kept saying they didn't expect to score five goals again on netminder Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings.

The only similarity in the rematch of a tightly played seven-game series between Los Angeles and San Jose is that the home team keeps winning.

The San Jose Sharks got a spark from an unusual place and turned a close game into another laugher against Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings.

Joe Pavelski collected a goal and two assists, and the San Jose Sharks reeled off seven unanswered goals to post a convincing 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings and take a 2-0 series edge in this Western Conference quarterfinal.

A split-second decision by Brent Seabrook has altered the course of the Blackhawks' first-round playoff series against the Blues.

The status of St. Louis Blues forward David Backes remains uncertain a day after he was knocked out of Game 2 on an illegal hit by Chicago's Brent Seabrook.

Rene Bourque scored the fastest playoff- opening goal for the Canadiens in almost 37 years and Carey Price came up with 27 saves, and Montreal is one victory away from a sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning after an 3-2 win in Game 3 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal set on Sunday.

The Montreal Canadiens looked as if they would cruise to an easy win when Rene Bourque scored only 11 seconds into the game.

Nathan MacKinnon was in his bedroom - well, Jean-Sebastien Giguere's basement, where the Colorado Avalanche teenager has been living all season - when the Avalanche backup goaltender and 2003 Conn Smythe Trophy winner called MacKinnon upstairs for dinner.

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