It went to the shootout, where Dan Boyle and Ryan Clowe scored on Jason LaBarbera. Patrick O’Sullivan beat Brian Boucher, but Boucher stopped Wayne Simmonds and Teddy Purcell to give the Sharks the extra point.
What to make of this one? The Kings earned a point against the Sharks, something that’s been nearly impossible to do in the last month, but they also held a 2-0 lead in this game and could have had two huge points.
The Kings outshot the Sharks 28-25 and took only one minor penalty, but special teams still hurt. The Kings allowed a goal on that penalty kill, and also allowed a shorthanded goal and went 0 for 5 on the power play.
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