LAK
40-27-15
SJS
43-29-10
OT
31 SOG
23 SOG

Sharks 3, Kings 2, OT

Associated Press | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:49 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Dan Boyle is one of the older players in the NHL and he's still looking to learn a few new tricks. He learned just enough to give his team momentum heading into the postseason.

Boyle scored his second goal of the game with 1:02 remaining in overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night in the regular-season finale.

"You still learn something every year," Boyle said. "I have the worst backhand in the league probably so I got a little lucky there. You want to go out with a win and for pride. The reason you play is to win and I like the way we fought back the last few games."

Patrick Marleau also scored in the third period to tie the game for the Sharks. Joe Pavelski hit the inside of the post with a minute remaining.

"No one was pleased with the way we played in the first two periods," Sharks' coach Todd McLellan said. "We had to find ourselves in the third period. It felt like we were always chasing this year. We never felt comfortable. We'll see if facing all that adversity will help us."

Thomas Greiss replaced Antti Niemi after the second period, making six saves to record the win. Jonathan Quick had 20 saves for the Kings.

The Sharks clinched the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference and will meet the St. Louis Blues in the first round.

"We start over now," Boyle said. "We want to erase what we've done against St. Louis this year. It wasn't very good."

Justin Williams and Mike Richards each scored power-play goals for the Kings, who took a 2-0 lead into the final period. The Kings will face Presidents' Cup winner Vancouver in the opening round.

"We've done it before and we'll do it again," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. "They are similar to the Sharks to be quite honest. They have really good offenses, really good power plays. We'll have our hands full."

Neither team had a chance to win the Pacific Division after Phoenix beat Minnesota 4-1 to clinch the No. 3 spot in the playoffs.

"Once they announced the Coyotes' game it seemed the team was satisfied with just being in the playoffs," Sutter said. "Now it is my responsibility to make sure they're not satisfied anymore."

A scoring frenzy down the stretch helped both teams secure playoff berths. The Kings recorded 21 points over their last 14 games and the Sharks had 23 points in their previous 18.

"It's going to be all business here the next couple of days," Jarret Stoll said. "Then travel to Vancouver and look forward to Game 1."

The NHL playoff schedule will be announced Sunday.

Williams opened the scoring with a power-play goal midway through the first period. Stoll took a long shot that bounced off Niemi's pads and right to Williams' stick.

Los Angeles scored on another power play in the final minute of the second period after killing off two penalties, one a two-man advantage.

This time it was Williams, who took the shot Niemi could not hang onto, with Richards there for the easy rebound.

Boyle sliced the lead in half 35 seconds into the third period and Marleau scored his 30th goal 8 minutes later to tie it.

The Sharks played the third period without defenders Ryane Clowe and Colin White.

Notes: C Logan Couture was voted Sharks Player of the Year by the Bay Area media. ... Richards has points in five straight games. ... Martinez has points in three of his last five games after scoring in two of his previous 12. ... Sharks F Martin Havlat has points in his last four games. ... Marleau reached 30 goals for a fourth straight year and sixth in seven seasons. ... Pavelski left the ice after getting hit in the face with a puck in the first period. He returned after being treated for a cut lip. ... The Sharks had three 30-goal scorers for the first time in franchise history in Pavelski, Marleau and Couture.

1st2nd3rdOTT
LAK
SJS
Scoring Summary
1st Period
11:09LAK PPG - Justin Williams (22) ASST: Jarret Stoll (15), Alec Martinez (6) 1 - 0 LAK
2nd Period
19:04LAK PPG - Mike Richards (18) ASST: Justin Williams (37), Willie Mitchell (19) 2 - 0 LAK
3rd Period
00:35SJS Dan Boyle (8) ASST: Martin Havlat (19), Logan Couture (33) 2 - 1 LAK
08:14SJS PPG - Patrick Marleau (30) ASST: Joe Pavelski (30), Logan Couture (34) 2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
03:58SJS Dan Boyle (9) ASST: Martin Havlat (20) 3 - 2 SJS
Three Stars of the Game
Dan Boyle
1st
Dan Boyle
D
G: 2Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 25:21
Patrick Marleau
2nd
Patrick Marleau
LW
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 21:07
Justin Williams
3rd
Justin Williams
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 0TOI: 18:06
Penalty Summary
1st Period
09:36SJS Martin Havlat  Slashing against  Mike Richards
2nd Period
15:46LAK Jordan Nolan  Slashing against  Douglas Murray
16:24LAK Mike Richards  Boarding against  Logan Couture
18:14SJS Martin Havlat  Tripping against  Matt Greene
19:04LAK Justin Williams  Roughing against  Marc-Edouard Vlasic
19:04SJS Marc-Edouard Vlasic  Roughing against  Justin Williams
3rd Period
04:40LAK Jarret Stoll  Holding the stick against  Daniel Winnik
08:01LAK Matt Greene  Boarding against  Tommy Wingels
OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodLAKSJS
1st155
2nd109
3rd68
OT01
Total3123
Team Stats
CategoryLAKSJS
Power Plays2/21/4
Hits1835
Faceoff Wins2424
Giveaways820
Takeaways68
Blocked Shots1224
Penalty Minutes106
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  • SAN JOSE
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