San Jose
Sharks
43-21-12-6
Los Angeles
Kings
28-29-16-9
OT
27 SOG
33 SOG
1st2nd3rdOTT
SJS
LAK
game recap

San Jose Sharks 4, Los Angeles Kings 4 FINAL OT

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 11:28 PM

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The San Jose Sharks saw a much different Los Angeles Kings team than the one they embarrassed 24 hours earlier.

Sean Avery capitalized on a sloppy mistake by goaltender Evgeni Nabokov to score the tying goal midway through the third period, and the Kings rallied to tie the Sharks 4-4 Saturday night.

Jozef Stumpel had a goal and an assist, Ziggy Palffy got his 19th career short-handed goal and Eric Belanger also scored for the Kings, who extended their home unbeaten streak to seven games (4-0-3) after getting beaten 5-0 by Nabokov on Friday night at San Jose.

The Kings and Sharks are tied for first place in the Pacific Division with 40 points each, although Los Angeles has three more wins.

"Overall, we've got to be a little disappointed with tonight's game" said Vincent Damphousse, who scored his second power-play goal of the game 67 seconds into the third period to give the Sharks the lead for the last time. "We could have played better and finished with another win, but three points out of four is good. We're still tied for first place. But the way we started, we expected to win."

Patrick Marleau had a goal and an assist for San Jose, Todd Harvey ended a 45-game goal drought, Brad Stuart had two assists and Nabokov made 15 of his 29 saves in the first period.

Damphousse put the Sharks ahead 4-3 with a screened wrist shot from the right circle that bounced off goalie Cristobal Huet's glove -- but he had to wait several minutes before the video goal judge could determine that Huet did not pull the puck back before it crossed the goal line.

"I didn't see it, but I knew it was behind me," Huet said. "I reached back, and the next thing I knew, it was in my hand. I saw the replay later, and it didn't look like a goal to me."

The Kings got a huge break when Brad Chartrand flipped the puck toward the net from the neutral zone and Nabokov tried to glove it on the fly -- but dropped it. Jon Sim pounced on the opportunity and slipped a short pass to a wide-open Avery at the right of the crease for the equalizer with 10:50 left in regulation.

Huet stopped Damphousse on a breakaway with 51 seconds left in overtime, denying the Sharks' center a hat trick.

"I think that trying to make a move on him with all the snow and a lot of tracks in front probably wasn't the best thing to do. I probably should have shot. But he made a good save," Damphousse said.

Harvey gave the Sharks a 3-2 lead at 9:07 of the third, beating Huet with a wrist shot from the right circle for his first goal since last Jan. 18.

"I was telling the guys they can't hold me down forever. I'm glad I got the monkey off my back at 40 games instead of 80. At least I didn't go a whole year," Harvey said.

Stumpel tied it at 17:41. Tim Gleason made a no-look backhand pass in front, where Stumpel beat Nabokov despite the tight checking of Sharks defenseman Kyle McLaren.

"L.A. came out like a desperate hockey team and they played more urgent than we did," Sharks defenseman Scott Hannan said. "We kind of got away from our game plan. We made some sloppy plays in the offensive and defensive zone, which allowed them to get us running around.

"We were not getting the puck in deep, not getting the puck out of our end, and we weren't keeping it along the wall. They're a team that takes advantage of pucks going through the middle."

The Kings spotted San Jose a 2-0 lead before Palffy got them going at 2:34 of the second period with his third short-handed goal this season. He took a lead pass from Stumpel and got a step on McLaren and Mike Rathje before putting a short backhander between Nabokov's legs to trigger a three-goal second period.

"They're a great second-period team, and we talked about that before the game," Damphousse said. "They made some good plays and kept shooting the puck and crashing the puck. They deserved a point tonight."

scoring summary
1st Period
03:06
SJS
PPG - Vincent Damphousse (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Brad Stuart (13), Tom Preissing (5)
1 - 0 SJS
11:52
SJS
Patrick Marleau (16) Wrist shot - ASST: Vincent Damphousse (17), Scott Hannan (6)
2 - 0 SJS
2nd Period
02:34
LAK
SHG - Ziggy Palffy (15) Backhand shot - ASST: Jozef Stumpel (14), Bryan Muir (1)
2 - 1 SJS
04:52
LAK
Eric Belanger (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Alex Frolov (14), Trent Klatt (11)
2 - 2 Tie
09:06
SJS
Todd Harvey (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Ricci (10), Mark Smith (2)
3 - 2 SJS
17:41
LAK
Jozef Stumpel (2) Snap shot - ASST: Luc Robitaille (16), Tim Gleason (2)
3 - 3 Tie
3rd Period
01:07
SJS
PPG - Vincent Damphousse (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Patrick Marleau (10), Brad Stuart (14)
4 - 3 SJS
09:10
LAK
Sean Avery (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Jon Sim (6), Brad Chartrand (3)
4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
02:44
LAK
Sean Avery  Boarding against  Niko Dimitrakos
02:44
LAK
Sean Avery  Roughing against  Rob Davison
02:44
SJS
Rob Davison  Roughing against  Sean Avery
02:59
LAK
Jason Holland  Slashing
08:13
LAK
Sean Avery  Fighting (maj) against  Mark Smith
08:13
SJS
Mark Smith  Fighting (maj) against  Sean Avery
09:05
SJS
Scott Hannan  Interference against  Jon Sim
16:27
SJS
Brad Stuart  Interference against  Luc Robitaille
2nd Period
01:14
LAK
Tim Gleason  Interference against  Jonathan Cheechoo
05:42
LAK
Cristobal Huet  Roughing against  Jonathan Cheechoo
19:42
LAK
Mike Cammalleri  Hi-sticking against  Nisse Ekman
3rd Period
06:39
SJS
Vincent Damphousse  Hooking - Obstruction against  Eric Belanger
OT Period
04:55
LAK
Luc Robitaille  Roughing against  Jonathan Cheechoo
goalie stats
Evgeni Nabokov
Evgeni Nabokov
SA: 33TOI: 64:32
Saves: 29EV: 25 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .879SH: 0 - 1
Cristobal Huet
SA: 27TOI: 65:00
Saves: 23EV: 20 - 22
PIM: 2PP: 3 - 5
SV%: .852SH: 0 - 0