Sharks score 3 power-play goals to beat Kings 3-2 in Game 4

San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski, right, and Joe Thornton (19) are congratulated after Pavelski's goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff series Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski, right, and Joe Thornton (19) are congratulated after Pavelski's goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff series Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored power-play goals in the second period and the San Jose Sharks again moved to the brink of eliminating the Los Angeles Kings from the playoffs with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night in Game 4 of their first-round series.

Patrick Marleau added a power-play goal in the third period and Martin Jones made 26 saves against his former team to put San Jose up 3-1 in the series heading into Game 5 on Friday night in Los Angeles.

But knocking the Kings out is never easy. The Sharks blew a 3-0 series lead to Los Angeles in the first round two years ago, becoming the fourth NHL team ever to lose a best-of-seven series after winning the first three games.

Trevor Lewis and Luke Schenn scored and Jonathan Quick made 26 saves for the Kings.

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