ONTARIO, Calif. -- Jason Demers scored the shootout winner and the San Jose Sharks opened the preseason with a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.
Thomas Greiss had 24 saves for San Jose and stopped all four Los Angeles skaters in the shootout. He came close to starting the preseason with a shutout but Dustin Brown tied the game at 1 with 9.5 seconds left in regulation.
Demers went to the backhand to beat Jonathan Quick for the only goal of the shootout.
Benn Ferriero, a rookie who had 37 goals for Boston College last season, had the Sharks' goal in regulation.