Kaapo Kahkonen shines as Sharks edge Kings in shootout

Kaapo Kahkonen shines as Sharks edge Kings in shootout

Kaapo Kahkonen made 43 saves and stopped both attempts in the shootout to help the visiting San Jose Sharks earn a 4-3 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.Fabian Zetterlund, William Ekl

Kaapo Kahkonen made 43 saves and stopped both attempts in the shootout to help the visiting San Jose Sharks earn a 4-3 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.Fabian Zetterlund, William Eklund and Justin Bailey scored for San Jose, which has won two in a row for the first time since Dec. 5-7.Logan Couture and Zetterlund converted the Sharks’ two shootout attempts.Quinton Byfield had a goal and an assist, Trevor Moore and Drew Doughty also scored, Kevin Fiala had two assists and David Rittich made 26 saves for the Kings, who are 2-6-5 in their past 13 games.Doughty tied the score 3-3 with 1:58 left in regulation after Kahkonen was penalized for delay of game when his clearing pass sailed over the glass. The Kings pulled Rittich for a two-man advantage about 30 seconds into the power play, and Doughty scored with a slap shot.After squandering a 2-0 lead, the Sharks moved back ahead 3-2 at 6:17 of the third period.Bailey got loose for a semi-breakaway after the Kings turned the puck over following a faceoff win in the San Jose zone. Bailey’s shot squeezed through Rittich’s pads.After Kahkonen made 18 saves in a scoreless first period, including seven over the final 1:29, Zetterlund and Eklund scored 1:20 apart in the second period to give San Jose the two-goal lead.The Sharks were on a delayed penalty when a blocked shot fell at the feet of Zetterlund, who swiped it into the net to make it 1-0 at 7:46.

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