Sharks vs Kings Final: 6-5 - Recap
The Kings came up short Thursday against the Sharks, falling 6-5 in a shootout.
Bettors who backed the Sharks were rewarded as +110 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.
The win was clinched by Joe Pavelski, who beat Jonathan Quick in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for San Jose. San Jose got goals from Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Martin Havlat, Ryane Clowe, and Jason Demers in the victory. Demers opened the scoring at 16:27 of the first period.
Antti Niemi turned in a 31-save effort for the Sharks.
Los Angeles got goals from Justin Williams (2), Jarret Stoll, Dustin Brown, and Alec Martinez in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Jonathan Quick stopped 26 of 31 shots for the Kings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
San Jose scored 3 times on 6 chances on the power play, while Los Angeles went 4-for-7 with the man advantage.
San Jose lost the shots on goal battle to Los Angeles by a margin of 36-31.