Event Name: San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: December 22, 2018
Location: SAP Center: 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113
Hosted by: San Jose Sharks Hockey
Los Angeles Kings came to play today. After an initial shot on goal by the Sharks, the Kings spent most of the next three minutes in the Sharks zone, out shooting the Sharks six to one and drew a penalty. During the power play, Ilya Kovalchuk scored on a slap shot from the left circle that beat Martin Jones on the short side.
After a scoreless second period, the Kings scored their second goal in just 5 minutes into the third period. Alex Iafallo got a pass from Jake Muzzin from behind the Sharks goal line and scored with a slap shot from low in the slot. Half way through the third period, Timo Meier passed the puck from low on the right boards to Lukas Radil in front of the net and he tapped it in to cut the Kings lead to just one. With seconds left in the game, Captain Joe Pavelski deflected a shot from Brent Burns into the net and tied that game at 2.
Just half way through the overtime, Ilya Kovalchuk scored his second goal of the game.
Final OT Score 3-2 Kings
Tonight the Sharks led in face-offs (51%-49%) and takeaways (18-10) while the Kings led in hits (37-30) and blocked shots (29-11). Both teams tied in shots at 31 and giveaways at 11.
3 stars of the game:
First Star: Kings – Ilya Kovalchuk
Second Star: Sharks – Erik Karlsson
Third Star: Sharks – Alex Iafallo
Sharks next game is tomorrow 12/23/18 with Arizona Coyotes at the SAP Center.
INDTVUSA Staff Writer
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