Who said 13 is an unlucky number? The Kings won for the 13th consecutive time at Staples Center, blanking the San Jose Sharks 3-0 behind 24 saves by goalie Jonathan Quick on Thursday night.

Los Angeles took a 3-2 series lead with the win and are now on the brink of advancing to the Western Conference finals for the second straight year.

Los Angeles got on the board first when Anze Kopitar had an easy tap-in goal off a blast from Kyle Clifford. The goal was a big lift for Kopitar, who has struggled through the first two rounds of the playoffs.

The Kings hope a goal will jump-start Kopitar, who didn't score a goal in the Kings' final 16 regular-season games. The Slovenian center was the postseason's co-scoring leader last summer with 20 points in 20 games.

“It felt good to get us on the board. It’s fair to say that this was probably our best effort in the playoffs,” Kopitar said. “We carried that emotion, that desperation that we had in the last period of Game 4 of the series."

“I think Kopitar does a lot of things that go unnoticed," said Matt Greene. “For him to get a goal, get a reward on the score sheet is great, but we all know his value in here."

With the win, Quick earned a franchise-best 27th playoff victory, passing Kelly Hrudey. It was also his second shutout of the series and third of this year's playoffs.

“It’s really getting old (smiles), there is nothing new to say. He gives us a chance every single night and that is what you want," Kopitar said.

Though Quick kept the Sharks off the scoreboard, Sharks coach Todd McLellan felt his team made it too easy on the Kings goalie.

“I didn’t think we tested him a lot tonight,” McLellan said. “There are a number of goalies in this league who could have performed that way tonight. His best save may have been his last one on Pavelski when we pulled the goalie.”