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LOS ANGELES — Pheonix Copley Made 23 saves and an assist for the Los Angeles Kings in a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday at Arena.

It was Copley’s fourth win in five starts since he was recalled from Ontario to the American Hockey League on Dec. 1.

“He made some really big saves, made some really easy saves,” Kings coach Todd McLellan said. “Obviously, he’s had success in the shootout on back-to-back nights. Right now he’s hot and we’ll probably keep going there.”

Philip Danault and: Jarrett Anderson-Dolan each scored for Los Angeles (17-12-5), which has won back-to-back games for the first time since a four-game streak that spanned Nov. 5-12.

“We had a hero’s win tonight,” Kings defenseman Jordan Spence said: “We just had to dig deep and it came down to a shootout and we won at the end of the day.”

Video: [email protected] Copley, Fiala, Moore lead Kings to SO win

James Reimer made 39 saves, and Timo Mayer had a goal and an assist for San Jose (10-16-6), which was denied what would have been its first three-game winning streak of the season.

“I thought we played well. It wasn’t our best game, but obviously it’s disappointing when you have to go to penalties and lose like that,” Meyer said.

At 5:54 of the first period, Dano gave Los Angeles a 1-0 lead with a goal from the bottom of the right wing circle. Copley was awarded the secondary assist.

The Sharks tied the score at 1-1 on Meyer’s 15th goal of the season at 13:23 when he tapped in an open goal past the right post. Logan Couture got the rebound Eric Carlson‘s took a one-time shot from point and a pass across the crease.

Kevin Labanc He gave the Sharks a 2-1 lead at 15:26 of the second period when he was all alone for a one-timer off a rush from Meyer.

It was Meyer’s seventh game of the season.

“We all know he’s an elite player and we need him to not only create offense but also be a three-zone player, and he’s made big strides,” San Jose coach David Quinn said.

Video. [email protected] Danault evades defense to backhand in PPG

But Anderson-Dolan tied the game at 2-2 at 4:16 p.m Mikey Andersonthe return of from the slot.

“After we score, they get one right back, so we’ve got to do a better job of being ready and kind of closing it out and playing winning hockey,” Meyer said.

The Kings were forced to commit two penalties late in the game on Mayer’s draw, one against Kevin Fiala at 15:13 of the 3rd period (hooking) and another on Danault 17 seconds into overtime (deflection).

“Our penalty kill worked well tonight,” McLellan said. “Really good in overtime. And when your special teams aren’t elite, which the penalty isn’t right now, sometimes you lose a little bit of confidence in it. I don’t feel it.”

Despite the penalty kick, Los Angeles outscored San Jose 7-0 in overtime.

Fiala and: Trevor Moore scored for the Kings in a four-run shootout; Labanc scored for the Sharks.

NOTES: It was Copley’s second NHL point and assist. he had his first with the Washington Capitals in a 4–2 win at the Arizona Coyotes on December 6, 2018. … Anderson-Dolan has three points (two goals, one assist) in two games against the Sharks this season; Four of his 10 NHL goals have come against them. … Karlsson had an assist for the sixth straight game. He has seven points (one goal, six assists) in that span.



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