Jones, Kings dominate Sharks

Alex Kinkopf  - | Friday, 12.20.2013 / 2:21 AM

LOS ANGELES, CA – The magic continues for the Kings against the San Jose Sharks in Los Angeles.

With tonight’s win, the Kings are now 12-0-1 against the Sharks in their last 13 meetings at STAPLES Center.

Tonight featured another well-balanced performance from the Kings, who were rock-solid in the defensive zone and heavily active in the offensive zone. Martin Jones was spectacular once again.

The Kings put a fair amount of pressure on San Jose goaltender Antti Niemi from the get-go, directing 13 shots his way in the first period – but with no goals to show for their efforts.

The second period would see the Kings open the scoring. Alec Martinez one-timed a pass from Tyler Toffoli from the point for his third goal of the season, as his shot knuckle-balled past Antti Niemi with 14:34 to play in the second period to give the Kings a 1-0 lead.

Slava Voynov would set up the Kings second tally of the night, as he delivered a tremendous stretch-pass to Tyler Toffoli, who utilized the momentum he had from skating into Voynov’s pass to rifle a wrist-shot past Niemi to give the Kings a 2-0 lead with 8:45 to play in the middle frame.

The Kings would enter the third period with a 2-0 lead. Coming into tonight, they were undefeated (12-0-0) when heading into the final period with the lead.

They would continue that perfection tonight, stretching that stat to a 13-0-0 mark.

Jeff Carter added to the Kings lead, making the score 3-0 just :36 seconds into the third period with his 10th goal of the year, slamming home a pass from Dwight King. King showed outstanding patience with the puck to find an opening to feed a wide-open and waiting Jeff Carter on the back-door.

After assisting on the Kings’ third goal, Dwight King would bury the Kings’ fourth goal of the night. King snapped home his 10th goal of the season, giving the Kings a 4-0 lead with 13:44 remaining in the third period.

Martin Jones, with another flawless performance, lost his bid for his fourth shutout of the season with 2:10 remaining, as Patrick Marleu beat Jones to the glove-side from atop the slot.

Jones stopped 31 of San Jose’s 32 shots, and now has a 7-0-0 record with a .971 SV% and a 0.85 GAA.

San Jose, who has the NHL’s third-best offense coming into tonight’s contest, couldn’t solve the red-hot Martin Jones.

The Kings continue to find offense from all assets, as four different players scored tonight, and seven different players recorded a point.

Goaltender Martin Jones recorded his first-career NHL assist on Tyler Toffoli’s goal.

Drew Doughty played in his 400th career NHL game tonight, and Justin Williams played in his 300th game in a Kings uniform.

The Kings are now 8-0-1 in their last nine games, and have outscored opponents 30-11 in that span.

With a 24-8-4 record, which is good for 52 points, the Kings now sit at third-place in the Western Conference.

The Kings have won the first two games of their four-game home stand, and will look to continue their winning ways on home-ice when the Colorado Avalanche come to town Saturday afternoon for a matinee 1:00PM puck-drop at STAPLES Center.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
2nd Period
05:26LAK Alec Martinez (3) ASST: Tyler Toffoli (8) 1 - 0 LAK
11:15LAK Tyler Toffoli (9) ASST: Slava Voynov (12), Martin Jones (1) 2 - 0 LAK
3rd Period
00:36LAK Jeff Carter (10) ASST: Dwight King (7), Robyn Regehr (5) 3 - 0 LAK
06:16LAK Dwight King (10) ASST: Jeff Carter (10), Robyn Regehr (6) 4 - 0 LAK
17:50SJS Patrick Marleau (16) ASST: Martin Havlat (5) 4 - 1 LAK
Three Stars of the Game
Martin Jones
Martin Jones
SA: 32TOI: 59:47
GA: 1EV: 22-23
PIM: 0PP: 9-9
SV%: .969SH: 0-0
Alec Martinez
Alec Martinez
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 17:34
Robyn Regehr
Robyn Regehr
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 2Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 22:45
Penalty Summary
1st Period
03:25LAK Drew Doughty  Holding against  Tommy Wingels
18:59LAK Dustin Brown  Kneeing (maj) against  Tomas Hertl
18:59SJS Brent Burns  Interference against  Martin Jones
18:59LAK Dustin Brown  Game misconduct
2nd Period
09:03SJS Joe Thornton  Holding against  Anze Kopitar
3rd Period
02:51LAK Jake Muzzin  Boarding against  Martin Havlat
06:37LAK Mike Richards  Hi-sticking against  Logan Couture
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/40/1
Faceoff Wins3226
Blocked Shots139
Penalty Minutes421
7B. StuartD00-11013:42
8J. PavelskiC00-10017:56
9M. HavlatR0100018:26
10A. DesjardinsL00-10010:21
12P. MarleauL1005021:10
15J. SheppardC00-32016:27
18M. BrownR00-1009:19
19J. ThorntonC00-12220:22
22D. BoyleD00-10024:00
27S. HannanD00-10014:52
39L. CoutureC0003020:40
44M. VlasicD00-12017:43
48T. HertlC000105:14
52M. IrwinD00-15020:28
57T. WingelsC00-16015:35
61J. BraunD00-12020:48
81T. KennedyC0001013:09
88B. BurnsD00-12216:02
31A. Niemi2832.87559:46
2M. GreeneD0010016:27
6J. MuzzinD00-13220:37
8D. DoughtyD0011222:43
10M. RichardsC0001214:43
11A. KopitarC0022020:23
13K. CliffordL0002012:02
14J. WilliamsR0001017:25
22T. LewisC0021013:59
23D. BrownR0000155:33
24C. FraserC0000010:09
26S. VoynovD0122020:08
27A. MartinezD1013017:34
28J. StollC0003017:11
44R. RegehrD0222022:45
71J. NolanC000209:15
73T. ToffoliC1125013:19
74D. KingL1122017:55
77J. CarterC1112017:05
31M. Jones3132.96959:47