With Defeat of Dallas, Sharks Grab Advantage
Coyotes play like the NHL's worst team in 4-0 loss to Kings
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2008 3:10 AM CDT
Los Angeles Kings goalie Erik Ersberg, left, of Sweden, makes a glove save on a shot by Phoenix Coyotes left winger Mathias Tjarnqvist, right, also of Sweden.    (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – San Jose is guaranteed home ice in the first round of the playoffs after a 3-2 overtime victory against Dallas. The Sharks fell behind before Joe Thornton tied it up in the second. He then slipped the winning goal in during a 5-on-3 power play in the extra period, reports the Mercury News. Elsewhere in the NHL:

The Coyotes looked like a completely different team than the one that built a 6-0-1 record against the Kings this season and gave up just two goals in the last three games. Phoenix let the NHL's worst team score three times in six minutes to earn a 4-0 lead, as Erik Ersberg posted a perfect night for Los Angeles with 38 saves.