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Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks takes place in the Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 5 on Thursday night with the series all square at 2-2 and everything to play for. The game is scheduled to start at 10.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
On Tuesday night the Sharks claimed a vital win in Game 4, taking down the Kings 2-1 to pull themselves level in the series.
In that game Logan Couture and Brent Burns featured for the Sharks to help their team remain unbeaten on home ice. However, they will go on the road now for Game 5 which is a completely different prospect.
The Sharks got off to a flying start against the Kings in Game 4, and they held on well as the Kings responded later in the game. The Sharks outshot the Kings 15-3 in the first period, and they will be looking for a similarly quick start tonight.
They will hope to be more efficient though, as all their hard work in the first period only produced one goal, and they will be hoping to dominate early on and get a few more goals under their belts.
The second period in Game 4 was very close though as Los Angeles came back well. In that second period each side recorded six shots each, and the game started to turn.
Logan Couture scored in that second period, deflecting in Dan Boyle's point shot to give the Sharks a 2-0 lead heading into the second intermission.
The Kings will feel hard done by though as they scored but the whistle went just a fraction of a second before Dustin Penner knocked in a rebound.
Tonight should be just as close and is sure to be an intriguing game.
Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks is scheduled to start at 10.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.