Sharks score late, then sink Kings 4-3 in shootout

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If the San Jose Sharks can ever figure out how to manage the second period, they might be onto something this season.
Logan Couture scored in a shootout after teammate Evander Kane tied the game with 44.3 seconds remaining in regulation, and the Sharks beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 on Tuesday night despite blowing a two-goal lead.

"It was a little bit of a rollercoaster," Couture said. "Getting a second (point) in overtime or a shootout is very important right now so we'll take it, but there's definitely a lot of stuff we can clean up."

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Couture also had a goal for the third straight game. Timo Meier scored and Martin Jones made 24 saves for the Sharks.

Dustin Brown had two goals and an assist for the Kings, who lost their fifth straight. Anze Kopitar also scored and Cal Petersen stopped 37 shots.

"It was a good game after the first. Our whole team didn't show up in the first," Brown said.

Los Angeles rallied from a 2-0 deficit and went ahead on Brown's one-timer from the right circle at 10:45 of the third. Kane jammed in a rebound at 19:15 to tie it 3-all.

Couture converted his shootout attempt and Jones…
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