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NHL Network presents: Game 5 2011 WCQF: Kings vs. Sharks

All summer long, NHL Network will be replaying the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs -- from every jaw-dropping goal to every highlight-reel save to every crushing defeat.

Each game of the postseason -- spanning the more than two-month period from the opening round to Boston's Game 7 clincher of the Stanley Cup Final -- will be shown on the Network throughout the offseason.

Fans can tune in at 8 p.m. ET nightly for a different game -- and different chance to re-live history. A complete program schedule can be found on NHLNetwork.com.

After scoring six goals in each of their two wins in L.A., the San Jose Sharks returned to Northern California with a 3-1 series lead and a chance to close out Los Angeles on home ice. But the extraordinary goaltending of Jonathan Quick -- and three quick goals -- kept the Kings' season alive.

Not even nine minutes into the game, the Kings owned a 3-0 advantage despite taking just four shots. Wayne Simmonds opened the scoring at 3:36 by deflecting Rob Scuderi’s point shot past Antti Niemi. Kyle Clifford made it 2-0 with his third goal of the series and Dustin Penner tallied 88 seconds later, sending Niemi to the bench in favor of Antero Niittymaki for the second time in three games.

 

With a three-goal cushion, Quick took care of the rest between the pipes, making 51 saves to set a playoff franchise record. His only blemish was allowing a rebound goal to Patrick Marleau 5:43 into the second period. Following that, Quick and the Kings maintained their two-goal lead by killing off three Sharks power plays, sealing a 3-1 victory and forcing Game 6 back in Los Angeles.