Sharks rout, blank Kings behind return of Adin Hill

Sharks rout, blank Kings behind return of Adin Hill

Timo Meier had a goal and two assists, and Tomas Hertl scored twice as the San Jose Sharks beat the visiting Los Angeles Kings for the second time in three days, 5-0 on Saturday night.Sharks goalie Adin Hill made 29 saves — his first action in nearly two months — for his second shutout of the season.Matt Nieto and Jonathan Dahlen also scored while Nick Bonino and Brent Burns each had two assists for the Sharks, who snapped an 0-2-1 rut with Thursday’s 4-3 overtime win at Los Angeles.Hill had been dealing with a lower-body injury that kept him off the ice since Jan. 22. He was solid enough to snap an 0-2-1 starting stretch and record his first shutout since Oct. 19.San Jose has won back-to-back contests for the first time since a three-game run Jan. 6-11. The Sharks have also outscored Los Angeles 11-2 during two home wins on the season series.Cal Petersen was roughed up early, allowing three first-period goals, and finished with 22 saves for the Kings, who have dropped back-to-back games after winning eight of 10. Blanked for the fifth time this season, Los Angeles also had its three-game road winning streak come to an end.San Jose opened its scoring account on the power play.

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