Sharks Fall 5-2 Against Los Angeles - Game Recap
Los Angeles earned a 5-2 victory over San Jose behind a 2-goal performance from Kyle Clifford on Saturday at STAPLES Center.
Bettors who backed the Kings were rewarded as -135 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.
Los Angeles got goals from Kyle Clifford (2), Justin Williams, Jarret Stoll, and Dwight King in the victory. Clifford opened the scoring at 2:27 of the first period.
Jonathan Bernier turned in a 20-save effort for the Kings.
Patrick Marleau and Matt Irwin scored for the Sharks, finding the net behind Jonathan Bernier.
San Jose got a 14-stop effort from Antti Niemi in the loss.
On the power play, Los Angeles went 0-for-1, while the Sharks were 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
San Jose lost the shots on goal battle to Los Angeles by a margin of 24-22.
Next game, Los Angeles takes its act home to face Phoenix looking for another win. For San Jose, they head on the road to face Anaheim.