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Antti Niemi leads Sharks into 4th-place tie in West with 3-2 shootout win over Kings

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    San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, of Finland, reaches in to stop a shot against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Associated Press

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    San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture (39) collides with Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov, of Russia, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) stops a shot attempt by San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau (12) as defenseman Robyn Regehr, center, closes in during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Associated Press

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    San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, of Finland, stops a shot next to Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Associated Press

Antti Niemi stopped Jeff Carter on a 2-on-1 in overtime and then was perfect in the shootout to help the San Jose Sharks move into a tie for fourth place in the Western Conference with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.

Raffi Torres scored the only goal of the shootout and Brent Burns scored one goal and assisted on another by TJ Galiardi on a productive second-period shift for the Sharks, who followed Monday night's win in Phoenix with a home victory against the Kings.

Niemi made 41 saves, including the key pad stop on Carter in overtime.

Jake Muzzin and Dustin Brown scored for Los Angeles, which fell into a tie with San Jose in the battle for home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Jonathan Quick made 33 saves as the Kings lost their fourth straight road game.