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Jones, Kings dominate Sharks

Thursday, 12.19.2013 / 11:21 PM

Alex Kinkopf -

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Jones, Kings dominate Sharks
San Jose Sharks 1, Los Angeles Kings 4
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
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 17:34
Robyn Regehr
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 2Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 22:45

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
Alec Martinez (3) ASST: Tyler Toffoli (8)
1 - 0 LAK
Tyler Toffoli (9) ASST: Slava Voynov (12), Martin Jones (1)
2 - 0 LAK
3rd Period
Jeff Carter (10) ASST: Dwight King (7), Robyn Regehr (5)
3 - 0 LAK
Dwight King (10) ASST: Jeff Carter (10), Robyn Regehr (6)
4 - 0 LAK
Patrick Marleau (16) ASST: Martin Havlat (5)
4 - 1 LAK
penalty summary
1st Period
Drew Doughty  Holding against  Tommy Wingels
Dustin Brown  Kneeing (maj) against  Tomas Hertl
Brent Burns  Interference against  Martin Jones
Dustin Brown  Game misconduct
2nd Period
Joe Thornton  Holding against  Anze Kopitar
3rd Period
Jake Muzzin  Boarding against  Martin Havlat
Mike Richards  Hi-sticking against  Logan Couture
goalie stats
Antti Niemi
Antti Niemi
SA: 32TOI: 59:46
Saves: 28EV: 27 - 31
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .875SH: 1 - 1
Martin Jones
Martin Jones
SA: 32TOI: 59:47
Saves: 31EV: 22 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 9
SV%: .969SH: 0 - 0