NHL

Burns, Pavelski lead Sharks past rival LA Kings, 3-2

  • Los Angeles Kings goalie Peter Budaj, left, of Slovakia, gives up a goal to San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski, not seen, as right wing Joel Ward, lower right, celebrates during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Kings goalie Peter Budaj, left, of Slovakia, gives up a goal to San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski, not seen, as right wing Joel Ward, lower right, celebrates during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings left wing Kyle Clifford, left, and San Jose Sharks center Micheal Haley start to fight during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Kings left wing Kyle Clifford, left, and San Jose Sharks center Micheal Haley start to fight during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns, right, passes the puck as Los Angeles Kings left wing Tanner Pearson reaches for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns, right, passes the puck as Los Angeles Kings left wing Tanner Pearson reaches for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Brent Burns, Joe Pavelski and Tommy Wingels scored in the San Jose Sharks' seventh win at Staples Center in their last eight trips, 3-2 over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.

Joe Thornton had two assists and Martin Jones made 22 saves for the defending Western Conference champion Sharks, who wrapped up their regular-season series against their biggest rivals with three victories in five games.

After Burns scored his 19th goal in the opening minutes, San Jose hung on through a scoreless third period to continue its recent domination in downtown Los Angeles, including three victories in last season's first-round playoff series.

Tanner Pearson and Marian Gaborik scored for the Kings, who ended a seven-game homestand with four defeats.