The Kings began overtime down two men because of penalties late in the third period. Moments after getting one man back onto the ice, the Sharks work the puck into the corner, then a pass goes to winger
Marleau quickly centers the puck into the slot to Couture, who takes aim and beats Quick.
The game includes 75 hits in regulation, 41 by the Sharks.
The Kings successfully kill the Sharks 5-on-3 advantage for 1:19 to start overtime with center
Couture misses a chance to follow a shot by defenseman
After Boyle misses another shot, the Kings appear to be in better shape when one man comes out of the penalty box. Moments later, Couture fires the winner top shelf to the left of Quick.
The Kings lead the best-of-seven series two games to one. Game 4 is Tuesday night in San Jose.
San Jose forward
A big shot by Sharks center
The Kings control the face-off and regulation ends in a 1-1 tie, with San Jose getting a two-man advantage for more than a minute to start overtime.
San Jose center
Less than three minutes left.
Less than eight minutes remain in regulation and the score is still tied, 1-1.
A shot by Kings defenseman
San Jose center
On the bench, the Kings are breathing heavily as the seconds tick under 10 minutes left in regulation.
San Jose defenseman
The Sharks did a shift change and defenseiman
Through two periods,
The first chance to score in the third period is San Jose’s, but Quick knocks away efforts by forwards
A hard shot by Sharks defenseman
The Kings are struggling to get a good run at Sharks goalie
But then Kings left wing
The shots on goal are 32-22 in favor of San Jose.
Desjardins is beside himself after that missed chance, shaking his head in disgust to teammates on the bench.
Quick then tipped away a Burns shot and a cross by Sharks center
The Sharks have outshot the Kings 13-7 in this period so far.
The Kings don't mind too much, either. Couture is 0-for-5 on face-offs.
The horn comes, and it's still a 1-1 game after two periods. A quick look at the numbers: the Sharks have outshot the Kings, 28-18, and have outhit them, 37-26. The Kings have made 17 blocks compared to 14 for San Jose.
A pass inside by San Jose center
Make it 21 shots as Quick wraps up a shot by Sharks defenseman
San Jose defenseman
The Kings patiently passed until defensman
The Sharks then killed the penalty.
The Sharks' intensity -- and desperation -- is revealed in their 24-12 lead in hits.
A charge toward the net by Kings forward
The Sharks intercepted a Kings pass near Quick, but couldn't get a shot past the goalie.
The San Jose crowd is quieting as the Kings' defense tightens.
San Jose winger
The game's intrensity picked up as Burns was whistled for a tripping penalty with 1:35 left.
San Jose knocked Kings forward
End of first: Kings 1, Sharks 1.
The Kings then were hit with a tripping penalty against
Seconds later, with 9:52 left in the period, Toffoli intercepted a pass and fired a backhanded wrist shot past San Jose goalie
Thornton told NBC Sports he informed his team it needs to "work as hard as you can" tonight.
Right after the loss, Sharks captain
San Jose was 17-2-5 at home during the regular sseason and eliminated third-seeded Vancouver in four games with two more home victories.
The Times’ Helene Elliott reported earlier in San Jose Saturday that Sharks forward
Pavelski said the Kings' late rally Thursday "was a tough loss. But you rebound. You understand it's a series. It's the playoffs. Just because it's a tough loss doesn't mean we're not going to come ready to work. And that's been our main focus down the stretch: establish our work ethic and compete and skate, do all those little hard things that make you successful."
Pavelski said the Sharks did a number of things right in Game 2 that they hope to continue.
"We went to the net pretty hard and aggressive and guys shot the puck hard and we found some holes that way," he said. "And second chances went in for us. Those were some of the good areas. Faceoffs were good, too."
The Sharks won 44 of 65 faceoffs, or 68%, in Game 2.
Veteran defenseman Dan Boyle noted that the Kings had rallied from an 0-2 deficit to win their first-round series against the
"I think for the first two games we've done a lot of good things," Boyle said. "Aside from winning, I think our effort's been pretty good. Our battle level, everything's been pretty good."