07:21 AM ET 05.22 | By the time the Kings outshot the Sharks, 14-2, in the third period Tuesday night, it was too late -- and the series now stands tied, 20. San Jose was sparked by a revitalized Joe Thornton, who came out with focus and sheer will, playing roles on both of the Sharks' goals, assisting on the goal by linemate Brent Burns at 6:09 of the first period, making it 1-0. An opportunistic Burns took advantage of a turnover by Kings defenseman Slava Voynov in the corner. Longtime Thornton watchers thought it might have been his best playoff game in years. He won six of seven faceoffs in the first period and 12 of 18 overall. The Kings had little answer for him ... or for [Brent Burns], or Logan Couture, who made it 2-0 with his power-play goal at 3:55 of the second period.