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LOS ANGELES -- Dustin Brown slumped in front of his locker and contemplated the final minutes of Game 2 with the same bewildered wonder felt by all those joyous Kings fans streaming out of Staples Center. Air Max Scontate . With three minutes left, the San Jose Sharks appeared to be cruising toward a well-deserved win over Los Angeles. After two penalties and two dynamic power-play goals, the Kings were halfway to the Western Conference finals. And even the Kings werent quite sure how they got there. Brown tied it with 1:43 left and Trevor Lewis scored the tiebreaking power-play goal 22 seconds later, propelling the defending Stanley Cup champions to a 4-3 victory Thursday night and a 2-0 series lead. "Its huge, I guess," Brown said. "Two minutes left, down one, its about capitalizing. The power play is about scoring big goals, and we found a way to do that. Were happy with the result, but we have to play better. We cant let it get to that situation every night." Brown scored during a 5-on-3 advantage and Lewis provided the winner on a loose puck with 1:21 left, sending Staples Center into shocked celebration. The Kings won their 12th straight home game since March and their sixth straight post-season game, but only after getting outplayed for long stretches and needing late-game magic to thrive. "Its a roller coaster, but when you go through the experience of everything we did last year, you keep your emotions in check," Brown said. "Even when that happens, you know theres a lot of work still to do." Game 3 is Saturday night at the Shark Tank. Jeff Carter scored on the Kings first shot and added an assist on Browns goal. Drew Doughty scored an early power-play goal for Los Angeles, which didnt really get rolling until the third period -- and with two late goals, the Kings landed one of the most amazing victories in their relatively thin playoff history. "We found a way," Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter said. "You know what? The power play was on. Weve been talking about it. Weve been getting good looks and good opportunities and not finishing, and we got it from different guys." Jonathan Quick made 28 saves for the Kings, tying Kelly Hrudeys franchise record with his 26th career playoff victory. Antti Niemi stopped 27 shots for the Sharks, but was powerless to stop the Kings power play. Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored his first career playoff goal with 11:04 to play for the Sharks, who were doomed by their late penalties after rallying from an early two-goal deficit. Coach Todd McLellan left his team alone in the dressing room afterward. "I liked our game," McLellan said. "Well meet (Friday) at the rink, and Ill tell our team that. The thing I like about our team, maybe in the past, this would have bothered our team more, but with the group of guys we have, I think we can recover from this." Patrick Marleau and Brad Stuart scored second-period goals for the Sharks, who largely dominated the first two periods with another barrage of superior speed and skill. None of it mattered when the Kings charged ahead. "Weve got to put it behind us," said Stuart, who had a goal and an assist. "Theres two ways for us to respond. We can either fold up and say, Oh, at least we tried, or we can say, You know what? We can win. "I think 5-on-5, we were the better team. We keep doing those kinds of things, well get our wins. Thats what we have to do. We have to respond in that way. Were being tested, and its about how were going to respond. The key for us is to come out and do a lot of the same things we were doing tonight." After Vlasics score on a rebound of Stuarts shot off the end boards, the Sharks seemed to be cruising to a win -- until Stuart was whistled for tripping with 2:41 to play. Just 22 seconds later, Vlasic joined him in the box when he shot the puck over the glass, although Vlasic claimed the puck had deflected off Carter. The Kings scored 36 seconds later, with Brown pounding home his second goal of the post-season. Lewis got the winner shortly after the ensuing faceoff, finding a loose puck on the back side of a scrum in front of Niemi after a shot by rookie Tyler Toffoli. Lewis hadnt scored in the post-season, but the depth forward scored two goals in the Kings Cup-clinching win over New Jersey last June. "Power play got it done in the end when we needed it most," Lewis said. "Weve got some work to do to clean things up, but its a big win for us." The Kings played without veteran centre Jarret Stoll, who didnt return to Game 1 after a hit from San Joses Raffi Torres late in the second period. Torres was suspended for the rest of the series Thursday by the NHLs Department of Player Safety for his illegal check to the head after a hearing in New York. Brad Richardson contributed a key power-play assist while filling in for Stoll. Los Angeles has won six straight home playoff games dating to last seasons Stanley Cup clincher, but none was more surprising than this victory. The Sharks appeared to be sure Quick couldnt steal another win after the Kings took the opener despite getting outshot 35-20. Quicks streak of more than 125 minutes of shutout hockey ended in the second period with two quick San Jose goals. Vlasic then gave San Jose its first lead with a rebound goal on Stuarts shot off the end boards midway through the period, capping a lengthy scramble near Quicks net. Vlasic didnt score a goal in his first 73 career playoff games. The Kings were forced to make several changes in the absence of Stoll, the third-line centre and faceoff specialist who excels on special teams. Stoll was replaced by Richardson, who played 13 post-season games during the Kings championship run last summer. The Sharks replaced Torres by juggling their lineup, promoting Joe Pavelski to the second line and using several new combinations. Tim Kennedy was in uniform for just his second game of the post-season for San Jose, which also played without injured forward Marty Havlat. NOTES: Sharks F Adam Burish sat out his second straight game after playing in all four games against Vancouver. He was replaced again by Bracken Kearns. Havlat hasnt played since the playoff opener in Vancouver while nursing a lower-body injury. ... Richardson hadnt played since the Kings playoff opener against St. Louis on April 30. He appeared in just 16 regular-season games. ... Quick hadnt allowed a goal since early in the second period of the Kings series-clinching win over St. Louis six days earlier. Air Max 270 Prezzo Basso . Jon Montgomerys gold medal in skeleton at the Whistler Sliding Centre and his subsequent auctioning off of a pitcher of beer in the village square elevated him to folk-hero status. Scarpe Nike Outlet Italia . Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck of the Vancouver Giants were each charged with assault causing bodily harm on Aug. 18, according to the B.C. court services. . Miikka Kiprusoff had just announced his retirement after a decade-long run in Calgary and it would be up to Berra and Ramo to fill the void.It didn’t quite offer up the excitement of last weekend, but week 11 in the NFL was very entertaining as six games were decided by a single score and several went right down to the wire. It was your typical NFL weekend with outstanding plays, the occasional upset, some key injuries, a record low for kickers across the league and enough intriguing results and headlines to keep us on the edge of our seats.These are just half a dozen key storylines that caught my eye on Sunday night. Cowboys look SuperThe Dallas Cowboys took the Baltimore Ravens best punches and kept on rolling, all the way to a 27-17 win that gave them their club record ninth consecutive victory. Baltimore came in with the NFLs top defence and the Cowboys were undeterred, racking up 417 yards of total offence. Ezekiel Elliott hurdles a Viking... Baltimore made it their mission to shut down Ezekiel Elliott and did a pretty good job of that in a first half in which the teams were tied at 10 apiece. But you can only contain Elliott for so long and he started to get more involved in the second half.Dak Prescott was outstanding as he threw for 301 yards and three touchdowns. He put the team on his back and delivered time and again, looking every inch the composed veteran quarterback. And more good news for the Cowboys is the fact that wide receiver Dez Bryant (six catches for 80 yards and two touchdowns) looks to be inching back to his best. Watch this poor sound guy get destroyed by the Minnesota Vikings! There is a long way to go and plenty of football still to be played, but these Cowboys have the look of a Super Bowl team. They can ride out adversity and continue to produce week in and week out - and that is a confidence thing as much as it is a physical component. Sky Sports Black Friday sale Upgrade to Sky Sports now and get 12 months half price! The Lions roarDont look now but here come the Detroit Lions looking to win their first NFC North division title since the days when the division went by a completely different name! The last time the Lions won their division it was the NFC Central in 1991, but they are on track after winning five of their last six.The 6-4 Lions enjoyed another typical day at the office in their 26-19 win over Jacksonville - it marked their 10th game this season decided by seven points or fewer. The only difference was that this win came without a touchdown pass from in-form quarterback Matthew Stafford. Wide receiver Andre Roberts scored a 55-yard punt return for the Detroit Lions Detroit scored on a tight end sweep from Eric Ebron, a 55-yard punt return from Andre Roberts and a pick six from Rafael Bush. That shows they can dig deep and win even when their star man does not have his best day at the office.Goff dream turns into nightmareIt never looked close to perfect from Jared Goff on Sunday night as the first overall pick in the 2016 Draft made his debut at quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams. But it looked more than good enough as the Rams led 10-0 with just over four minutes remaining.But Goff didnt turn out to be the story of this game. That honour goes to an under-fire Ryan Tannehill, who was beaten up behind a make-shift offensive line missing Branden Albert and Mike Pouncey. Highlights of the Miami Dolphins win over the Los Angeles Rams in week 11 of the NFL But Tannehill has renewed belief under the leadership of quarterback-whispering head coach Adam Gase and with some late self-destruction from the Rams in terms of penalties and blown assignments, he led Miami to a fifth straight win with touchdown passes to Jarviss Landry and the impressive DeVante Parker. Air Max 95 Outlet. .This may be a bit too simplistic but Ill say it anyway - Miami dont win that game under Joe Philbin, who was fired last year. Gase has lit a fire under this team and Tannehill delivered in a big way with the game on the line.And Goff? It was a definite mixed bag and there were a lot of times when he looked like a fresh-faced rookie - but he also showed enough to make me believe the Rams made the right decision with this move.Wilson back to full fitnessThe Seattle Seahawks looked in control from start to finish during their 26-15 win over Philadelphia and I think they present the biggest challenge to the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC run to the Super Bowl. Highlights of the Seattle Seahawks 26-15 win over the Philadelphia Eagles Every NFL game is filled with big moments but one single play would give me great hope for the future if Im a Seahawks fan - Doug Baldwins 15-yard touchdown pass to quarterback Russell Wilson.There is no way the Seahawks run that play and send Wilson sprinting downfield to catch a pass from his wide receiver without him being fully healthy. And he does look back to his very best after early season ankle, knee and pectoral injuries. Russell Wilson hands the ball off and then receives the ball for a TD! That is good news for the Seahawks and great news for all neutrals who love watching Wilson shine as a passer, a runner and now a receiver.The missing menThe Cincinnati Bengals are having a bad year and, while there are many reasons, not many are greater than the list I am about to give you.The Bengals lost 16-12 to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday and it looks like they lost wide receiver A.J. Green and running back Giovani Bernard for the remainder of the year with hamstring and knee injuries, respectively. Highlights of the Buffalo Bills win over the Detroit Lions in week 11 of the NFL. Add those to tight end Tyler Eifert, who missed the first half of the season through injury, and free agent departing wide receivers Marvin Jones (Detroit) and Mohamed Sanu (Atlanta). For the cherry on top of the cake, throw in offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, who left to become head coach of the Cleveland Browns and you get a clear picture of why the Bengals have just three wins to their name - that is too much offensive talent to lose in one lump sum and survive intact.Cousins inches towards long-term dealWashington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins gambled on himself in the off-season as he inked a one-year franchise tag deal with his NFC East club. And it looks like he is going to parlay that into a lucrative long-term contract as Washington are rolling at 6-3-1 following their Sunday night mauling of Green Bay.In high and swirling winds, Cousins did a masterful job of spreading the ball around and picked on the Packers much-maligned defensive backs to the tune of 375 yards and three touchdowns. Highlights from the Washington Redskins victory over the Green Bay Packers His opposite number - Aaron Rodgers - didnt do too much wrong with 351 yards and three scores of his own, but he got very little help from his defence and the Packers, for so long one of the serious contenders in the NFL, have now lost four straight to drop to 4-6 on the year.Finally on Cousins, I maintain that he is one of the growing quarterbacks in the NFL who we should keep an eye on. I think he is a fantastic player and a great leader in the locker room. Oh, and he will get rich in the coming off-season!Upgrade to Sky Sports now and get 12 months half price. Hurry, offer ends December 4! Also See: NFL week eleven highlights WATCH: Wilson catches TD pass NFL Standings NFL Touchdown Blitz week 11 ' ' '