SAN JOSE, California. (AP) – Martin Owens ounce made 32 saves to block Los Angeles again, Patrick Marlowe scored his 566th career goal and the San Jose Sharks beat the Kings 5-2 on Friday night.
Goals were also scored by Kevin Labans, Rudolf Balsers and Dylan Gambler, and Brent Burns made three assists, giving San Jose their fifth win in six games. Thomas Hertl added goal-to-goal.
But again, the key to this victory was John. He beat the Kings for the sixth time this season, saving 933% in seven games against his former team. He joined Mike Vernon (1997–98 against Anaheim) as the only Shark goalkeepers to beat a team six times in a single season.
“It’s going well,” said ones ounce. “Winning hockey games is obviously more fun. As a group, it is a challenge for us when everything is going well, not to change anything. “When we play with a certain horse, we are a tough team to play against.”
Alex Iafalon և aret Aret Anderson-Dolan scored for Los Angeles and Cal Petersen made 24 saves. The kings lost nine out of seven.
“It’s positive to score the first goal,” said Kings captain Anze Kopitar. “We hit the delay button a little bit, the next thing you know is we fell 3-1. That, of course, is not the recipe for success. “
For the first time since November 2018, Marlon scored the second goal, when Burns’ central pass hit his skate and bounced off Petersen’s goal, becoming the first to be 2-1. Marlowe played the 1762th game of his career, avoiding five to break Gordy Howe’s all-time record.
“Patty has been really good over the last few weeks,” said coach Bob Buffner. “It’s nice to see him at the top of his game as he approaches that record. He is in a good place for us. “
That goal consisted of a three-goal first-half period that stopped the ounces ounce with a stellar second that included a break from Iafalo և Trevor Moore.
The Angle ounce allowed Anderson-Dolan a soft goal from a weak angle in the third half, but the Sharks repulsed the victory thanks to Gambrel’s short-lived goal, which remained at 3:00.
“Every time we play against this team, it’s a long opportunity, a bad pinch, a bad cover, we follow the game day and night,” said Kings coach Todd McLellan.
Los Angeles managed to score for the second time in seven games against San Jose this season, when Jafalo was left alone in front to pass the central pass from Dustin Brown to past ounce.
But that did not help the kings solve their first round of misfortunes, as the sharks dropped three times in 10 minutes after the penalty kick.
Labanc took the lead, Marleau put San Jose ahead, and the Balcers responded with a rebound after Timo Mayer stopped a partial split. It was the Sharks’ first three-goal first round since November 12, 2019 against Edmonton.
In the current season, the Kings stood out with 18 goals, the second with the deterioration of the championship, with Ottawa minus 21.
BLOW THE GLOVES In the second round, there were a pair of fights with Jeffrey Viel of San Jose, who forced Curtis McDermid against the bailiffs, and Shark Sorensen, the Shark, defeated Andreas Athanasius in a relentless fight.
Then Sorensen and Athanasius fought again in the final buzz.
The teams end their season series in San Jose on Saturday night.
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