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Patrick Marleau scores OT winner, and Sharks beat LA Kings 4-3 to take 3-0 series lead

  • Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli, right, trips as he shoots the puck under pressure from San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle during the second period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series , Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli, right, trips as he shoots the puck under pressure from San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle during the second period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series , Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks right wing Brent Burns, right, celebrates his goal with teammates defenseman Dan Boyle, left, and center Joe Thornton during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series , Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    San Jose Sharks right wing Brent Burns, right, celebrates his goal with teammates defenseman Dan Boyle, left, and center Joe Thornton during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series , Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, top, of Finland, deflects a shot as defenseman Justin Braun reaches in during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series  against the Los Angeles Kings, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, top, of Finland, deflects a shot as defenseman Justin Braun reaches in during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead.

Rookie Tomas Hertl tied it with 10:43 left in regulation for the Sharks, who survived a much-improved effort from their bitter California rivals after two blowout wins in San Jose.

Marleau ended it for the Sharks with his third goal of the series. His shot banked off Kings defenseman Slava Voynov's stick on its way past Jonathan Quick, who made 36 saves in his third straight loss.

Antti Niemi stopped 28 shots for the Sharks.

Game 4 is Thursday in Los Angeles.