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NHL Playoffs: Sharks Eliminate Kings With 3 Goals in 3rd Period

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    NHL Playoffs: Sharks Eliminate Kings With 3 Goals in 3rd Period
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    NHL Playoffs: Sharks eliminate Kings with 3 goals in 3rd period

    LOS ANGELES -- Joonas Donskoi broke a tie with his second goal early in the third period, and the San Jose Sharks blew a three-goal lead before rallying to wrap up their first-round playoff series with a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 on Friday night.

    Chris Tierney and Matt Nieto scored early goals and Joe Pavelski got another late score for the Sharks, who stared down the demons of their past playoff failures against Los Angeles and advanced to the second round for just the second time since 2011.

    San Jose led 3-0 early in the second period before the Kings scored three goals in nine electric minutes. But after Donskoi broke the tie with the second playoff goal of his rookie season, Pavelski added his fifth goal of the series (see full recap).

    Islanders take series lead with win in 2OT
    SUNRISE, Fla. -- Alan Quine's power-play goal at exactly 16 minutes of the second overtime gave the New York Islanders a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers early Saturday in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

    Thomas Greiss stopped 47 shots for the Islanders. They lead the series 3-2 and can wrap it up with a win in Game 6 in New York on Sunday.

    Roberto Luongo made 40 saves for Florida, which missed a penalty shot in the first overtime and was whistled for two penalties in the second overtime. The game ended at 12:16 a.m.

    Frans Nielsen scored in the first period for the Islanders, and Aleksander Barkov tied it early in the third for the Panthers.

    It was the seventh consecutive playoff overtime loss for Florida, a streak beginning with the final game of the 1996 Stanley Cup final against Colorado (see full recap).

    Koivu scores in OT to send series back to Minnesota
    DALLAS -- Mikko Koivu redirected Ryan Suter's shot from the left point 4:55 into overtime and the Minnesota Wild beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Friday night to stay alive in their first-round series.

    Koivu scored the last two goals for the Wild, who go home still down 3-2 in the best-of-seven series. Game 6 is Sunday night.

    Jason Spezza and Alex Goligoski scored goals 28 apart almost midway through the third period, giving the Stars their first lead on the game.

    But the Wild forced overtime when Koivu went top shelf for the tying goal with 3:09 left in regulation. Koivu, the Wild's leading scorer in the regular season with 56 points, had only one goal without an assist in the series until then (see full recap).