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Williams, Quick lead LA Kings past Sharks 3-2 to 5th-place finish in West for champs

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    San Jose Sharks center Tommy Wingels (57) checks Los Angeles Kings defenseman Keaton Ellerby (5) into the bench in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Saturday, April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov (26), of Russia, clears the puck and is chased by San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau (12) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Saturday, April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)The Associated Press

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    San Jose Sharks left wing T.J. Galiardi (21) and Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) move the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Saturday, April 27, 2013. AP Photo/Reed Saxon)The Associated Press

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    San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, of Finland, can't block a goal by Los Angeles Kings left wing Dustin Penner, not shown, with Los Angeles Kings left wing Kyle Clifford (13) in the foreground in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Saturday, April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (11), of Yugoslavia, falls and San Jose Sharks defenseman Matt Irwin (52) loses his stick in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Saturday, April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)The Associated Press

Justin Williams scored in the third period, Jonathan Quick made 23 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings finished in fifth place in the Western Conference with a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.

Slava Voynov and Kyle Clifford also scored for the reigning Stanley Cup champions, who entered the regular-season finale in a fifth-place tie with the Sharks.

The Kings will begin their title defense at fourth-seeded St. Louis, which sneaked past Los Angeles and San Jose in the last week.

T.J. Galiardi and Logan Couture scored for the Sharks, who will begin their ninth consecutive playoff appearance at third-seeded Vancouver after losing three of their final four.

Brad Richardson had two assists for the Kings, who played without suspended captain Dustin Brown.