Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Jonathan Quick stopped 23 shots, and the Los Angeles Kings edged the San Jose Sharks, 3-2, in the regular season finale for both teams.
The Kings (27-16-5) will start the playoffs and begin defense of their Stanley Cup title on the road against the fourth-seeded St. Louis Blues. LA swept St. Louis in the second round last year.
Kyle Clifford, Justin Williams and Slava Voynov scored for Los Angeles, which won its final seven home games. The Kings haven't lost at Staples Center since March 23 against Vancouver.
T.J. Galiardi and Logan Coutrue scored for the Sharks (25-16-7), who will be the sixth seed in the Western Conference and will face Vancouver in the first round. Antti Niemi made 24 saves.