The San Jose Sharks scored three goals in a six-minute span in the second period, sending the Los Angeles Kings to their fifth consecutive defeat Monday night at HP Pavilion in San Jose. The Sharks bested the Kings 4-2 in the first of six meetings between these two teams this season.
Antti Niemi saved 29 of 31 shots in the win for San Jose.
Jack Johnson opened the scoring at 6:19 of the second period, the fourth goal of the season for Johnson. However, Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, and Dan Boyle scored goals for the Sharks within a span of five and a half minutes, giving San Jose a 3-2 lead after two periods. Jonathan Quick saved 34 of 38 shots for the Kings.
The Kings return home to Staples Center Tuesday night to host the Nashville Predators.
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