San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1

Friday, December 23, 2011 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Los Angeles 16-14-2-3 9-9-0-1 7-5-2-2 L1
San Jose 19-10-2-1 12-6-1-0 7-4-1-1 W4


Ryane Clowe scored in the fourth round of the shootout as the San Jose Sharks extended their home winning streak to five games with a 2-1 triumph over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday.

Clowe added an assist on Logan Couture's goal in regulation and Antti Niemi made 28 saves for San Jose, which improved to 4-0-0 on its six-game homestand.

Neither team was able to break through in the shootout until Clowe put a wrist shot into the top left corner of the net. Niemi then denied Mike Richards on Los Angeles' final opportunity to clinch the win.

After a scoreless first period, San Jose struck less than eight minutes into the second for a 1-0 lead. Clowe made a pass from the left corner to Couture, who beat Jonathan Quick with a one-timer from the high slot for his 15th goal of the season.

The Kings forged a tie late in the session as Richards snapped the puck past Niemi from the right faceoff circle during a power play. Richards has two goals in as many games since returning from a head injury.

Quick stopped 34 shots for Los Angeles, which has lost five of seven on the road and fell to 1-1-0 under new coach Darryl Sutter.

Top Game Performances

Los Angeles   San Jose
Mike Richards 1 Points Logan Couture 1
Mike Richards 1 Goals Logan Couture 1
Drew Doughty 1 Assists Ryane Clowe 1
Mike Richards 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Quick .971 Save Percentage Antti Niemi .966
Jonathan Quick 34 Saves Antti Niemi 28

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 29 1 1-3 5-5 12 27
San Jose 35 2 0-5 2-3 8 25

Upcoming Games

  • San Jose will play its next game at home against Anaheim. The Sharks have a W/L % of .611 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play its next game at home against Arizona. The Kings have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .474 after a loss.
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