The Kings haven’t always been resilient lately, but they regrouped well after they lost Wagner and lost what they believed was a good goal. The cohesion and sharpness of their performance on Saturday is what Kovalchuk had envisioned when he signed his three-year, $18.75-million contract last summer. Thanks to his lethal shot, set up by a nifty faked shot and pass by defenseman Jake Muzzin, they got the early power-play goal. Left wing Alex Iafallo scored the second goal, at 5:15 of the second period, on a slick one-timer of his own. And although the Sharks scored twice in the third to pull even, on a redirect by Lukas Radil at 10:18 and a tip by Joe Pavelski with 31 seconds left and Jones replaced by an extra skater, the Kings got 29 saves from Jonathan Quick and found a way to win.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times