SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When Patrick Marleau scored a fluky overtime goal to give the San Jose Sharks a 3-0 series lead, the Los Angeles Kings easily could have moped around and started looking ahead to the offseason.

They ended up putting themselves in the hockey history books instead.

Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and Jonathan Quick made 39 saves to cap the Kings' historic comeback from three games down for a 5-1 victory over the Sharks in Game 7 of their first-round series Wednesday night.

"Instead of feeling sorry for ourselves and taking it that way we were just more determined to get that back," said star defenseman Drew Doughty, who tied Game 7 early in the second. "We knew that eventually that some luck would start turning our way and it did."

A lot more than luck went Los Angeles' way as they completely took over the series, outscoring San Jose 16-3 over the final 3½ games to join Toronto (1942), the New York Islanders (1975) and Philadelphia (2010) as the only NHL teams to win a best-of-seven series after losing the first three games.

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