Kings’ Anze Kopitar scores in overtime in 4-3 win over Sharks

Joe Pavelski
Kings defenseman Matt Greene, left, battles San Jose center Joe Pavelski for a loose puck during the Kings’ 4-3 overtime win Wednesday.
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Anze Kopitar scored on a power play 2:32 into overtime after setting up Justin Williams’ tying power-play goal with 7:39 left in the third period, and the Kings rallied from behind three times Wednesday night to beat the San Jose Sharks, 4-3.

Drew Doughty and Jarret Stoll also had goals and Jonathan Quick stopped 17 shots in the first meeting of the season between the Pacific Division rivals, helping the Kings win for the eighth time in 11 games.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture scored for the Sharks, who finished the first month of the season 10-1-2 and set a franchise record for wins in October. Antti Niemi made 19 saves in the finale of a 3-2 road trip.

GAME SUMMARY: Kings 4, Sharks 3 (OT)


Williams got the equalizer on a pass from Kopitar, beating Niemi high to the glove side after the Sharks were assessed their second bench minors of the game for having too many men on the ice.

Kopitar got the game-winner on a one-timer from the slot on a pass from Doughty, after Sharks defenseman Justin Braun was sent off for hooking Jeff Carter as he carried the puck to the net.


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