SAN JOSE (AP) — Jeff Carter scored twice, Jhonas Enroth made 39 saves and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Thursday night for their third straight victory.
Tyler Toffoli and Milan Lucic also scored. The Kings have rebounded for a 3-3-0 start to the season.
Joel Ward had a goal for the Sharks in their third straight loss. They’ve been outscored 13-4 over their past three games and have one power-play goal in their last 16 chances.
Enroth improved to 4-0 in five games against San Jose. Former Kings goalie Martin Jones made 25 saves for the Sharks.
Lucic scored the Kings’ second power-play goal of the season. Los Angeles entered the game 1 for 21, but scored on its first opportunity to take a 2-0 lead. Carter added another midway through the third period.
Toffoli gave the Kings an early lead after Alec Martinez’s pass led him behind the defenders. He juked Jones once before slipping it in.
Carter made it 3-0 early in the second on a counterattack. Jones faced a 2-on-1 situation and could not stop the shot. San Jose coach Peter DeBoer challenged the call, which was upheld as a goal.
Ward put the Sharks on the board late in the second period. Brent Burns’ shot sailed into the glass, and Joe Pavelski gathered it and passed to Ward, who was open in front of the net to score his 99th career goal.
Carter scored three seconds into a power play, firing a shot that bounced off the glass and deflected off Jones’ pad into the net.
NOTES: The Sharks recalled C Bryan Lerg one day after sending him out. He replaced F Joonas Donskoi, who missed his fourth straight game with an injury. … Kings C Jordan Nolan played in his 200th NHL game. … The Kings recalled D Jamie McBain, who scored nine points for the team last year and has appeared in over 300 games…. C Michael Haley and D Mirco Mueller made their season debut for the Sharks.
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