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What we learned from the Kings' 3-2 overtime win over the San Jose Sharks

What we learned from the Kings' 3-2 overtime win over the San Jose Sharks
The Kings' Vincent Lecavalier, right, celebrates his goal with teammates Tanner Pearson and Marian Gaborik (12) as San Jose's Paul Martin skates past during the third period on Sunday night. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

A few more takeaways after a night of late drama on Sunday at SAP Center. Seconds away from what could have been a lost weekend, the Kings now head into their final game before the All-Star break with a little more bounce and a nine-point lead in the Pacific Division.

Thirty-win mark: The overtime success meant that the Kings reached their 30th victory in their 48th game of the season.

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This is the fastest they've gotten to that point in franchise history. Two other times they reached the 30-win plateau in 51 games: the 1980-81 season and the 2005-06 season.

The Kings are 7-1 in overtime this season, by the way.

Enroth's continued dominance vs. San Jose: Kings goalie Jhonas Enroth was sharp in his first appearance since a losing effort at Colorado on Jan. 4. He faced 32 shots in San Jose.

Considering his last win was on Nov. 12 against the New York Islanders, the Sharks were the cure for Enroth. He has never lost to the Sharks in his NHL career, going 5-0-0. Two of those wins were with the Kings this season.

Speaking of cures: Kings forward Marian Gaborik, the skilled goal-scorer, hasn’t been scoring much this season. He had a mere two assists in his last 10 games but showed his vintage goal-scoring touch with the overtime winner.

"It definitely feels great to contribute with a goal," said Gaborik, who last scored on Dec. 31 at Calgary. "I know it's been a while. I think tonight was a great effort from the get-go. Even though we didn't get a lead, we started off on the right foot.

“We were able to come back with a huge PP [power play] goal by [Drew Doughty], and Vinny [Lecavalier] tied it up. Just a typical Kings play: Throw it at the net, create traffic.”

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