Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – Patrick Marleau’s overtime goal pushed the San Jose Sharks past the Los Angeles Kings, 4-3 Tuesday at Staples Center.
The win placed the Sharks up 3-0 in the first-round of their playoff series.
Brent Burns opened the scoring at 3:16 of the first period on a power play to put the Sharks ahead 1-0.
Jarret Stoll evened it for the Kings early in the second period before Marian Gaborik, who was unassisted, managed to beat Antti Niemi with a vicious backhand to put the Kings ahead 2-1 at 7:59 of the second.
The Sharks evened it 1:18 later when Matt Nieto scored into an open net.
Jeff Carter tipped in a tiebreaking goal for the Kings on a power play early in the third period, but Tomas Hertl converted his own rebound to make it 3-all with 10:43 left in regulation.
Marleau scored 6:20 into overtime for a Sharks victory.
Niemi stopped 28 shots for the Sharks while Jonathan Quick made 36 saves for the Kings.
Game 4 is Thursday in Los Angeles.