Kane ties it late, Sharks defeat Kings in shootout


LOS ANGELES — Evander Kane scored the tying goal with 45 seconds left for the San Jose Sharks in a 4-3 shootout win against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Tuesday.

Logan Couture scored for the third straight game, and Martin Jones made 24 saves for the Sharks (5-5-1), who have won two of three.

Couture scored the only goal in the shootout. Jones made saves against Anze Kopitar and Gabriel Vilardi, and Kings forward Lias Andersson hit the post on his attempt.

Dustin Brown scored two goals and had an assist for the Kings (3-6-3), who lost their fifth straight game despite taking the lead after falling behind by two goals. Calvin Petersen made 37 saves.

Patrick Marleau played his 1,734th game to pass Jaromir Jagr for third in NHL history. The 41-year-old forward needs 23 games to move ahead of Mark Messier (1,756) for second place and 34 to pass Gordie Howe (1,767) for first.

Brown gave the Kings a 3-2 lead at 10:45 of the third period on a wrist shot from the right face-off circle.

Kopitar scored on a breakaway to get the Kings within 2-1 at 7:00 of the second period. Brown tied it 2-2 at 17:54 when he put in the rebound of Adrian Kempe‘s shot on the power play.

The Sharks led 2-0 after the first period. Timo Meier put them ahead 1-0 1:22 into the game with a backhand into an open net following sustained pressure in the offensive zone.

Couture made it 2-0 at 17:48 when he scored with a one-timer off a pass from Marleau during a delayed penalty.

Kings defenseman Drew Doughty left the game at 6:13 of the third period after he was struck in the right arm blocking a shot by Brent Burns.

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