San Jose jumped out with a terrific effort in the first period, outshooting the Kings 16-5 and Joe Pavelski leading the way with five shots. Both Quick and Niemi were up to task against some very high-quality scoring chances, keeping the score card clean after the first period.
Just three minutes into the second period, Kyle Wellwood scored from the slot wristing the puck past Jonathan Quick. Joe Thornton had all the time in the world to find Wellwood between the circles, but the Kings wasted no time responding.
Following a high sticking double minor to Joe Thornton, Justin Williams tied the score on a fortunate rebound opportunity.
Jason Demers has had a very good series so far, and his hard work and effort paid off as he put the Sharks ahead at 16:52 in the second period. Great feed by Joe Pavelski and terrific work by the Sharks third line who had another terrific game.
The Kings rebounded in the second period, and the Sharks finished it strong, looking to carry the play to finish off the Kings.
Ryan Smyth had other ideas, tying the game just 18 seconds into the third period to give the Kings new life.
Sharks fans finally got some Heat as Dany sniped the puck high to the opposite side at 8:48 of the third. Following a questionable Jason Demers interference penalty, the Kings responded to tie things up as Trevor Lewis tied it on the rebound.
Just a few seconds later, referee Dan O'Halloran called Jamie McGinn for a five-minute major for boarding as well as a misconduct. He then decided that the play was worth a five-minute major in the final minutes of a tied playoff game.
The Sharks killed off the penalty that stretched into the overtime frame, before Jumbo came through with his overtime heroics. Scoring the goal at 2:22 of the extra frame, the top line came through in the clutch, sending the Kings packing in six.