Sharks center Logan Couture blasts a shot from about 10 feet past Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick on a power play 1:29 into overtime to give San Jose a 2-1 win in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series on Saturday night at HP Pavilion.
The Kings began overtime down two men because of penalties late in the third period. Moments after getting one man back onto the ice, the Sharks work the puck into the corner, then a pass goes to winger Patrick Marleau to the left of Quick.
Marleau quickly centers the puck into the slot to Couture, who takes aim and beats Quick.
The game includes 75 hits in regulation, 41 by the Sharks.
After Boyle misses another shot, the Kings appear to be in better shape when one man comes out of the penalty box. Moments later, Couture fires the winner top shelf to the left of Quick.
The Kings lead the best-of-seven series two games to one. Game 4 is Tuesday night in San Jose.
Kings center Trevor Lewis, who scored the winning goal in the final minute of Game 2 on Thursday night, darts into the Sharks zone on a short-handed effort, but hits goalie Antti Niemi and an interference penalty is called, giving San Jose a two-man advantage with 4.5 seconds left that’ll extend into overtime.
The Kings control the face-off and regulation ends in a 1-1 tie, with San Jose getting a two-man advantage for more than a minute to start overtime.