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Marleau, Sharks recover for OT victory against Kings

Scores to win it at 2:35 after Los Angeles rallies from down three goals

by Dan Greenspan / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Marleau's overtime winner

SJS@LAK: Marleau rips loose puck home for OT winner

Jonathan Quick poke checks a loose puck in front right to Patrick Marleau, who buries a shot into the open net to win the game for the Sharks

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LOS ANGELES -- Patrick Marleau scored at 2:35 of overtime to give the San Jose Sharks their ninth win in 10 games, 4-3 against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Monday.

Jonathan Quick batted away a deflected shot by Kevin Labanc, but the puck went to Marleau, who scored into an open net for his 99th game-winning goal in the regular season for the Sharks, passing Bobby Hull (Chicago Blackhawks) for third most in NHL history for a player with one team.

 

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Los Angeles came back from down 3-0 to tie the game.

Timo Meier scored two goals, and Erik Karlsson had a goal and an assist for the Sharks (13-11-1), who have won three straight games, all in overtime.

Logan Couture had an assist for San Jose to extend his point streak to seven games (three goals, eight assists), Labanc had two assists, and Martin Jones made 33 saves for his eighth win in nine starts.

"It wasn't our best [third] period," Meier said. "I think we could have managed the score better. I thought we played real well the first 40 minutes. Yeah, we gave 'em too much in the third, but credit to the guys, we found a way to get another two points. I think we could have done it over 60 minutes, but we found a way."

Adrian Kempe and Anze Kopitar each had a goal and an assist for the Kings (9-13-2), who are 1-2-1 in their past four games. Quick made 21 saves.

Video: SJS@LAK: Kopitar pots rebound in tight to tie game

Kopitar tied it 3-3 at 12:52 of the third period, scoring on the rebound of a shot by Alex Iafallo two seconds after a power play ended.

Kempe cut the Sharks lead to 3-1 at 18:59 of the second, and Dustin Brown made it 3-2 at 8:31 of the third.

"We weren't good enough in the first half of the game," Los Angeles coach Todd McLellan said. "We let things get away from us. We didn't execute well enough. I'm really excited about the guys coming back, but I'm disappointed that the fact exists that we let ourselves get to that situation. And we have to do a better job earlier in games."

Meier gave San Jose a 2-0 lead at 6:19 of the second period when he scored on a 3-on-2 rush, and he extended the lead to 3-0 at 8:45 when Brenden Dillon found him at the far post to tap the puck into an open net.

Video: SJS@LAK: Meier taps puck home for second goal of game

Karlsson put the Sharks up 1-0 at 5:53 of the first period, scoring on a wrist shot from the left face-off circle off a pass from Couture.

Kings defenseman Alec Martinez left the game at 10:38 of the third period after he was cut on his right wrist by Sharks forward Melker Karlsson's skate blade. Martinez dove to knock away a loose puck near the Los Angeles net when Karlsson inadvertently stepped on him.

Martinez was taken to Keck Medicine of USC and had surgery to repair a radial artery and two superficial radial nerves. The Kings said he will be evaluated weekly and is expected to make a full recovery.

 

They said it

"We've found our stride. We just want to keep it going. We want to get back in a spot in our division where we can catch the top guys." -- Sharks captain Logan Couture

Video: EA Sports Overtime Winner: Marleau wins it for Sharks

"Boy, if that's the player that exists, and he's there all the time, that's a pretty darn good NHL player. Now we're going to encourage him to bring that night after night. I know not everybody has their best all the time, but that was a [heck] of a night for him, and starting to see some real good things from him." -- Kings coach Todd McLellan on forward Adrian Kempe

 

Need to know

It was Marleau's 556th NHL goal, tying him with Johnny Bucyk for 27th in League history. ... The 40-year-old has 11 NHL overtime goals. He is the first player at least 40 years old to score in overtime in the NHL since Jaromir Jagr for the New Jersey Devils on Oct. 25, 2014. ... It was Sharks coach Peter DeBoer's 413th NHL win, tying him with Jack Adams for 34th in League history. ... Kings defenseman Ben Hutton played in his 300th NHL game. Selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the fifth round (No. 147) of the 2012 NHL Draft, he is the first player selected in the fifth round or later in 2012 to reach the milestone. ... Gordie Howe scored 121 game-winners with the Detroit Red Wings, and Alex Ovechkin has 108 with the Washington Capitals.

 

What's next

Sharks: Host the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday (10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSCA, TSN3, NHL.TV)

Kings: Host the New York Islanders on Wednesday (10:30 p.m. ET; ESPN+, FS-W, MSG+, NHL.TV)

Video: Marleau's OT winner lifts Sharks past Kings, 4-3

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