Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (arms raised) celebrates after scoring his second goals of the game at 18:18 of the third period,
during a 4-3 shootout win over the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center
in Los Angeles on March 24, 2011.
Photo: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images via Los Angeles Kings
LOS ANGELES — With the Pacific Division-leading San Jose Sharks
in town, the Los Angeles Kings
were looking to cut into the Sharks six-point lead over them in the division standings.
Although the Kings won the game, 4-3, they gift-wrapped a point in the standings for the Sharks by giving up the tying goal at the 19.55 mark of the third period, when Sharks forward Patrick Marleau scored his second goal of the game.
To magnify the fact that the Kings blew an opportunity to draw even closer to the Sharks, Kings right wing and team captain Dustin Brown scored his second goal of the game just 1:37 earlier, giving the Kings a 3-2 lead, with less than two minutes remaining in regulation. Read more of this post