SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Martin Jones made 42 saves to stymie Los Angeles for a 2d straight game, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Kings 4-2 on Wednesday evening.
Jones followed up a 41-save efficiency in a 2-1 win Monday with but every other challenging effort to develop into the first Sharks goalie with no longer lower than 40 saves in consecutive games since Arturs Irbe in 1993, in conserving with SportRadar.
After getting pulled five situations in his first 15 starts this yr, Jones has allowed correct five goals on 147 photographs in his past four.
“Here is possibly one of the most spicy I’ve considered him play in an extended, very long time,” coach Bob Boughner acknowledged. “He looks confident and he looks enjoy he’s reading the play better.”
Evander Kane scored twice, and Rudolfs Balcers and Tomas Hertl also scored to give the Sharks a sweep of the 2-game series.
Alex Iafallo and Adrian Kempe scored for the Kings, and Cal Petersen made 24 saves. Los Angeles has misplaced five of seven.
“It’s disappointing for particular,” defenseman Drew Valiant acknowledged. “San Jose is a lawful body of workers. I mediate we can win every game. However this used to be a series, sooner than we started, I in actuality believed we may well perchance win and outplay them. We did at situations but we correct didn’t acquire the job carried out.”
The Sharks opened the scoring by converting on two properly-carried out rushes within the 2d interval. Balcers scored his third of the season on a give-and-wander with Marcus Sorensen to accomplish it 1-0 early within the interval.
Kane added to the lead behind within the 2d when he sent a expressionless-ice feed to Kevin Labanc after entering the offensive zone. Labanc left the puck on a short circulate for Brent Burns, who chanced on Kane down low for his 13th goal.
“That used to be as miserable bustle protection as I’ve considered from our neighborhood of D, and our forwards location up rushes by miserable game management,” Kings coach Todd McLellan acknowledged. “We bought impatient and they stung us for it.”
The Kings replied with 12.4 seconds left within the interval when Iafallo in a roundabout intention bought one past Jones after being robbed a couple of situations the past two games. Iafallo redirected Dustin Brown’s circulate from the recount accomplish it 2-1.
The Sharks broke the game open within the first two minutes of the third, with Kane getting his 2d goal on a deflection of Mario Ferraro’s point shot and Hertl beating Petersen on the frenzy.
“We came out and attacked,” Boughner acknowledged. “We took the momentum befriend that we gave them at the close of the 2d interval. I used to be contented to procure that.”
Kempe bought one amongst these goals befriend for the Kings, but Los Angeles couldn’t acquire any closer.
Sharks captain Logan Couture left behind within the third interval after being hit exhausting near heart ice by Los Angeles’ Jeff Carter. Couture stayed down for a small while sooner than skating off under his have vitality and going straight to the dressing room. Carter used to be known as for high-sticking on the play.
“It regarded pretty high to me,” Boughner acknowledged. “Seemed enjoy it may were the butt close come up. … Let the league detect at it and allow them to leer what they mediate.”
Sharks forward Kurtis Gabriel used to be benched after he bought fined by the NHL for expressionless-checking Kings defenseman Kurtis MacDermid all through pregame warmups Monday. The two worn minor league teammates fought within the first interval that evening and Gabriel used to be fined about $3,000 by the NHL on Tuesday. Boughner, also fined $5,000, determined to sit down Gabriel.
Kings: Search the recommendation of with the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday evening.
Sharks: On the Arizona Coyotes on Friday evening.
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