Mar­leau be­comes SJ’s lat­est OT hero

Times Standard (Eureka) - - OBITUARIES - By Cur­tis Pashelka

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.

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