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Couture scores twice to help Sharks snap 4-game skid with 4-3 win over Kings

Friday, 03.15.2013 / 1:25 AM / News

The Canadian Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Matt Irwin and Logan Couture made Los Angeles pay for retaliating by scoring power-play goals after Jake Muzzin started a fight to help the Sharks snap a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Kings on Thursday night.

Couture added a second goal and Brent Burns also scored for the Sharks, who earned just their third regulation win in 21 games. Antti Niemi made 34 saves and was the beneficiary of San Jose's highest scoring game since Jan. 27.

The victory was the 207th for coach Todd McLellan, breaking the franchise record set by Ron Wilson.

Dustin Brown scored twice and Dwight King added a goal for Los Angeles. Jonathan Quick was lifted after allowing three goals on 12 shots as the defending Stanley Cup-champion Kings lost consecutive games for the first time in more than a month.

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1