Sharks continue recent winning ways at rival-Kings' Staples Center


Published 1:24 a.m. ET Jan. 19, 2017 | Updated 26 minutes ago

LOS ANGELES — Every game in the San Jose Sharks’ rivalry series with Los Angeles takes a bit extra out of both teams.

After 11 meetings with the Kings in the past 10 months, the Sharks were thrilled to get the final word in this argument for now.

Brent Burns, Tommy Wingels and captain Joe Pavelski scored in the Sharks’ seventh win at Staples Center in their last eight trips, 3-2 over the 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 Los Angeles with three victories in five games. Unless they meet in the playoffs for the second straight season, the Sharks will hold bragging rights until next year.

“I am glad to be done with them,” Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. “If we don’t see them again, I’ll be all right with that.”

After Burns scored his 19th goal in the opening minutes, San Jose…

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