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Live Game Blog: Sharks at Los Angeles

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks snapped their four-game win streak with a 3-2 shootout loss against the Los Angeles Kings in their final game before the All-Star break. Ryane Clowe and Devin Setoguchi scored for San Jose and Antii Niemi saved 18 of 20 shots.


Sharks 4th attempt: Patrick Marleau goes for the straight shot is saved by Jonathan Quick and the Kings win it in the shootout.

Kings 4th attempt: Jarret Stoll beat Antti Niemi for the shootout goal.

Sharks 3rd attempt: Ryane Clowe's shot is blocked.

Kings 3rd attempt: Dustin Brown's shot is saved by Antti Niemi

Sharks 2nd attempt: Logan Couture loss control of the puck at the last second it slid slowly into the corner.

Kings 2nd attempt: Jack Johnson's shot zinged off the post on Antti Niemi's left.

Sharks 1st attempt: Joe Pavelski's shot is blocked by Jonathan Quick and safely goes high over the net.

Kings 1st attempt: Anze Kopitar deked several times and his last deke beat Antti Niemi but the puck hit the post.


Logan Couture's stick was blocked by both the Jonathan Quick and a Kings defenseman but Couture spin-o-rama shot would've gone in the net if not for Quick's late pad save.

Devin Setoguchi needed to beat only one skater to get a clear shot on Jonathan Quick, but the LA d-man played Seto right and the Shark winger only got off a weak shot.

The Kings complete a series of drop passes to evade the Sharks defense while in the defensive zone.

A Sharks turnover in the netura zone turned into a Kings rush but Antti Niemi made the save.

Antti Niemi saved a hard shot from the Kings near the side. The Kings have been in control of the puck since the faceoff to start overtime..


The game remain tied at 2-2 after 60 minutes of action and will head into overtime.

Logan Couture's shot was partially saved by Jonathan Quick but then the net came loose and the play whistled dead even though the puck was still loose.

Devin Setoguchi got one more shot toward the LA net as the four-minute powerplay expired late in the third.

Devin Setoguchi and his powerplay unit had quality chance after quality chance, but couldn't get one pass Jonathan Quick.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic's shot from the point is blocked by a sprawling Kings player.

Kings' Brad Richardson went to the penalty box for four minutes for high-sticking Douglas Murray. Murray was bleeding from the mouth and was being attended on the bench.

Dan Boyle had a quality shot on Jonathan Quick.

Some pushing and shoving in front of Los Angeles' net following the whistle.

Antti Niemi flashed his glove to make the save on Dustin Brown's shot.

The Sharks got tack with their first penalty of the night for a too-many-men infraction.

San Jose couldn't clear the puck and Alexei Ponikarovsky, after more than a few chances, tied it up on a backhander at 2-2.

Antti Niemi made the initial save but the puck remained loose. Luckily, it skitted wide.

Anze Kopitar's shot from close range again zinged off the red post and safely into the corner.

Patrick Marleau's shot was saved by Jonathan Quick.

Logan Couture won the opening faceoff of the final period.


Two quick goals from the San Jose in the second period gave them a 2-1 lead. The Sharks have won 13 of 32 faceoffs. Team Teal has 25 hits so far in this game.

San Jose entered the zone and Niclas Wallin received a pass at the blueline. He shot it high and wide toward the net looking for a tip in, but instead nearly took the head off of a fellow teammate who ducked down in time.

Douglas Murray knocked Captain Dustin Brown down to the ice in the Sharks' zone.

Antti Niemi made the save but checked behind him really quickly to make sure it did not squeak pass him like it did to LA's netminder. There's a small scrum behind Niemi's net.

Devin Setoguchi's wrap around attempt squeaked in through the five hole to give Team Teal a 2-1 lead. That's Setoguchi's 10th goal of the season. Logan Couture earned the only assist on the goal.

A different Ryan(e) scored to tie up the game for San Jose. Ryane Clowe in his first game back since missing four games wrister goes up and over Jonathan Quick's outreached glove during the odd-man attack. Clowe's goal is his 13th this season and was unassisted.

Ryan Smyth scored for Los Angeles to give them the 1-0 lead midway through the second period. Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams both collected assists.

Benn Ferriero's shot is stopped by Jonathan Quick. Both San Jose and LA have three shots on goal this period.

Kent Huskins working hard in the corner as Kings fans reacted to what they though should have been a penalty called against the San Jose defenseman.

Joe Thornton led a two-on-two but LA's defense does not give him time nor space and Thornton and the puck are knocked into the corner.

Los Angeles called for icing.

Anze Kopitar loses control of the puck in the Sharks' defensive zone and Team Teal cleared the puck out of the zone.

Dan Boyle's shot is blocked by the Kings defense and Logan Couture collected the puck again and his shot is saved by Jonathan Quick.

Still on the powerplay, Joe Pavelski won the opening second period faceoff to start up play.


After a period of play, the score remained scoreless. Team Teal put up eight shots on goal and held the Kings to six thanks to nine block shots. San Jose also has 11 hits in this period. Dan Boyle led all skaters with 8:24 of ice time. The Sharks will continue their powerplay in the second period.

Ryan Smyth got tag with an interference call and San Jose earned the first powerplay of game late in the first.

A lot of traffic in front of LA's net as the Sharks try to get notch a goal before the end of the period.

Antti Niemi made a huge save on Brad Richardson's shot.

Jonthan Quick went out of his crease to play the puck but instead turned it over in his zone.

The puck goes over the glass and into the crowd but no penalty was called -- it was tipped out.

End to end action. The Kings had a chance on Antti Niemi but missed wide and jump started the Sharks rush. Niclas Wallin's wrister goes a tad wide.

Sharks' Douglas Murray shot was saved by Jonathan Quick who covered up the puck and took the faceoff in his defensive zone.

Douglas Murray went down low and shot toward the net. Captain Joe Thornton followed through and his shot pinged off the post.

Kyle Wellwood's shot missed the mark. The Sharks are still without a shot on goal so far; the Kings have one.

San Jose nearly got a great chance on LA's netminder Jonathan Quick.

Antti Niemi stretched out to cover up the puck at the top of his crease as Ryan Smyth stood ready at the doorstep.

Niclas Wallin put a body on a Kings player.

The Kings won the opening faceoff.


With their four-game winning streak on the line, the San Jose Sharks will take on the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center tonight.

Team Teal welcomes back Ryane Clowe, who had missed the last four games, in the Sharks' final game before the All-Star break.

Antti Niemi will be in net tonight as Antero Niittymaki remains on the injured reserve. Also on the IR is Torrey Mitchell.
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