NHL: Two goals in 22 seconds helps Kings shock Sharks

2013-05-17T00:00:00Z 2013-05-17T00:11:53Z NHL: Two goals in 22 seconds helps Kings shock SharksThe Associated Press The Associated Press
May 17, 2013 12:00 am  • 

LOS ANGELES - Captain Dustin Brown tied it with 1:43 left and Trevor Lewis scored the tiebreaking power-play goal 22 seconds later, propelling the Los Angeles Kings to a stunning 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night and a 2-0 series lead.

Brown scored during a 5-on-3 advantage and Lewis provided the winner on a loose puck with 1:21 left, sending the Staples Center crowd into shocked celebration.

The defending Stanley Cup champions won their 12th straight home game since March and their sixth straight postseason game.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored his first career playoff goal with 11:04 to play for the Sharks, who were doomed by two late penalties after rallying from an early two-goal deficit.

Jonathan Quick made 28 saves for the Kings, and Antti Niemi stopped 27 shots for the Sharks.

Patrick Marleau and Brad Stuart scored second-period goals for the Sharks, who largely dominated the first two periods with another barrage of superior speed and skill. Los Angeles got rolling in the third period - and with two late goals, the Kings landed one of the most amazing victories in their relatively thin playoff history.

Jeff Carter scored on the Kings' first shot and added an assist on Brown's goal in front of Niemi. Drew Doughty scored an early power-play goal for Los Angeles. Game 3 is Saturday night at the Shark Tank.

• Bruins 3, Rangers 2, OT: In Boston, Brad Marchand scored with 4:20 left in the first overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in the first playoff game in 40 years between the Original Six teams.

Marchand, Boston's top goal scorer in the regular season, got his first of the postseason on a pass from Patrice Bergeron. Marchand had carried the puck up the right side, passed it to Bergeron and kept going toward the net. Bergeron passed across the slot and Marchand tipped it past goalie Henrik Lundqvist from the left side of the crease.

"It's always frustrating" not to score, Marchand said, "but there's so many other areas of the game. It's always nice to get the first one and you hope you just keep going."

"I kind of knew he was coming in the middle, but I was just too locked in on the puck," Lundqvist said. "Sooner or later when you face a lot of chances like that, you're going to make a mistake."

The win was Boston's third straight in overtime, and New York's third straight loss in extra time.

The Bruins carried the play throughout overtime. They applied constant pressure, but couldn't score during a power play when Derek Dorsett was penalized for interference at 2:20 of overtime.

Boston nearly won in regulation, but Johnny Boychuk's shot from the right point clanged off the left post with one-tenth of a second remaining.

Game 2 of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals is Sunday night in Boston.

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• The Phoenix Coyotes re-signed forward Rob Klinkhammer to a two-year contract Thursday. The 6-foot-3, 214-pound Klink-hammer had five goals and six assists in 22 games for the Coyotes this season. He has five goals and eight assists in 38 career games for Chicago, Ottawa and Phoenix.

• San Jose forward Raffi Torres was suspended for the rest of San Jose's second-round playoff series against Los Angeles on Thursday for an illegal check to the head of Kings forward Jarret Stoll in the opener. The NHL announced the suspension a few hours before the Kings hosted the Sharks in Game 2. Stoll didn't play for the defending Stanley Cup champions.

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