Marleau becomes SJ’s latest OT hero
LOS ANGELES >> Patrick Marleau scored with 2:25 left in overtime to lift the Sharks to a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night at Staples Center.
Marleau collected a loose puck in the Kings’ end and fired it past goalie Jonathan Quick, giving the Sharks their third straight overtime win and their ninth victory in 10 games.
It never should have gotten to that point, as the Sharks couldn’t hold on to a three-goal, second period lead.
Adrian Kempe scored with 1:01 left in the second period to get the Kings on the board. Third period goals by Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar at the 8:31 and 12:52 marks of the third period tied the game 3-3, with Koptiar’s goal coming just two seconds after an interference penalty to Marcus Sorensen had expired.
The Sharks came into Monday was an 8-0-0 record this season when they had a lead at the start of the third period.
Timo Meier scores two second period goals on Monday night.
Erik Karlsson had a goal and an assist and Kevin Labanc assisted on both of Meier’s goals as the Sharks (13-11-1) leapfrogged both Calgary and Vegas to move into fourth place in the Pacific Division standings.
On the morning of Nov. 5, the Sharks were tied for last place in the Western Conference with a 4-10-1 record.