Labanc, Kane each has goal, assist for Sharks in victory against Kings


LOS ANGELES — Dylan Gambrell broke a tie late in the third period, and the San Jose Sharks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 at Staples Center on Saturday.

The Sharks swept the Kings with their fourth straight win in the second of a back-to-back set. They won 3-0 on Friday.

Gambrell put the Sharks up 3-2 at 15:23. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was slow to play the puck out from behind his own net, giving John Leonard time to steal it and pass to Gambrell for a shot into an open goal. 

Kevin Labanc and Evander Kane each had a goal and an assist for San Jose (17-16-4). Martin Jones made 35 saves after making 30 on Friday to improve to 7-1-1 in his past nine games.

Dustin Brown and Trevor Moore scored, and Quick made 20 saves for Los Angeles (14-16-6), which lost for the fifth time in six games. 

Kane gave the Sharks a 2-1 lead at 15:04 of the second, stretching around Quick to score into an open net. 

Moore tied it 2-2 at 19:06, taking the puck from Kane in the neutral zone before tapping in his own rebound from close range for his second shorthanded goal of the season. 

Labanc scored his ninth goal to put the Sharks ahead 1-0 at 4:37 of the first period. 

Brown tipped in a centering pass by Anze Kopitar to tie it 1-1 at 6:55. Brown ended a season-long five-game goal drought. 

Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic did not play the final two periods because of an undisclosed injury.

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