San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1

Thursday, April 3, 2014 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Los Angeles 45-27-2-4 23-14-2-1 22-13-0-3 L1
San Jose 49-20-2-7 28-6-1-4 21-14-1-3 W2


Sharks 2, Kings 1: Brent Burns and Logan Couture scored less than five minutes apart in the second period as San Jose ended Los Angeles' eight-game road winning streak.

Antti Niemi turned aside 26 shots for the Sharks, who pulled within one point of Anaheim for first place in the Pacific Division. San Jose captain Joe Thornton registered his 64th assist, second in the NHL to Sidney Crosby (66).

Jordan Nolan scored for Los Angeles, which remained one win shy of matching the franchise record of 46 set in 1990-91. Martin Jones finished with 19 saves.

Los Angeles grabbed an early lead on Nolan's sixth goal of the season. Defenseman Alec Martinez wristed a shot from the left point that was touched in the slot by Jarret Stoll and tipped again by Nolan at 3:36 of the first period.

Burns forged a tie at 7:15 of the second, beating Jones with a one-timer from above the left faceoff circle just four seconds into Kings captain Dustin Brown's roughing penalty. Couture put San Jose ahead at 12:13 as he picked up a loose puck behind the net and wrapped a backhander past Jones at the left post.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Los Angeles D Drew Doughty suffered an upper-body injury when he delivered an open-ice check on San Jose C Tyler Kennedy midway through the first period and did not return. ... The assist was the 851st of Thornton's career, leaving him one behind Bobby Clarke for 24th place on the all-time list. ... Martinez's assist was his 15th point in 17 games.

Top Game Performances

Los Angeles   San Jose
Jordan Nolan 1 Points Logan Couture 1
Jordan Nolan 1 Goals Logan Couture 1
Alec Martinez 1 Assists Dan Boyle 1
N/A Power Play Goals Joe Pavelski 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Martin Jones .905 Save Percentage Antti Niemi .963
Martin Jones 19 Saves Antti Niemi 26

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 27 1 0-5 1-2 8 32
San Jose 21 2 1-2 5-5 14 30

Upcoming Games

  • San Jose will play its next game at home against Nashville. The Sharks have a W/L % of .633 after a win and .621 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play its next game on the road against Vancouver. The Kings have a W/L % of .622 after a win and .515 after a loss.
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