LOS ANGELES — Going into Thursday night’s action, the San Jose Sharks had not lost in regulation play in twenty games, having gone 18-0-2 over that stretch.
Indeed, the Sharks are smoking hot and have been virtually unbeatable since they acquired defenseman Brian Campbell at the trade deadline. Add to that the Vezina Trophy candidate play that Evgeni Nabokov is giving the Sharks in goal in just about every game and it is easy to see why the Sharks have locked up first place in the Pacific Division.
But all streaks come to an end. But what was almost unbelievable was who ended it…none other than the lowly Los Angeles Kings the worst team in the National Hockey League going into Thursday’s action.
Anze Kopitar scored two goals, Brian Willsie and Raitis Ivanans added a goal each and Erik Ersberg made 32 saves to lead the Kings to a 4-2 win over the Sharks in front of 17,759 fans at Staples Center on Thursday night. Read more of this post