LA Kings vs. San Jose Sharks

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The last of the non-televised preseason games, the LA Kings topped the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday 4-3, despite having a significantly younger lineup than their counterpart.

First, the box score.

LA Kings vs. Sharks

Full box score here.

A few quick notes:

  • The Kings were outshot 19-3 in the first period but responded well in the second
  • It was good to see the Kings convert on a powerplay, Lias Andersson on the final Los Angeles goal of the evening
  • Faceoffs – you’d like to see a much better showing
  • How about Jordan Spence tallying the first goal for the Kings?
  • As noted, it was all Kings in the second period. After the Spence goal, Kale Clague and Austin Wagner scored just 27 seconds apart.
  • A strong preseason debut from Jonathan Quick, who might still have something to say about Cal Petersen being the No. 1 goaltender

Todd McLellan on the Kings first period woes

I thought we learned a lesson early. We didn’t play aggressively, played on our heels a little bit – probably too much respect for the lineup that they iced. Once we figured some things out and changed the way our mindset was, we were a pretty good team after that.

Todd McLellan on Jonathan Quick’s preseason debut

Yes, very good for him. It’s exciting to see him that sharp. The game came at him right away, and he was tested a lot. He had some difficult saves, and I thought he managed the game a little bit for us. That’s where his experience came in. He brought us some whistles when we needed them. I’m happy for him and his start.

The Kings’ next preseason game will be against the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday at 7 pm PT.

The game will be televised on TNT and will be played in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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