The Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League delivered one of their most impressive wins of the 2018-19 regular season on March 21 when they upset their Pacific Division rival, San Jose Sharks 4-2 at the Staples Center. The Sharks are considered to be a Stanley Cup contender, but have struggled lately. They have now lost four games in a row, and during that time have given up 19 goals. It was clear that the Kings got the Sharks at just the right time on the schedule, and in effect ended a three game losing streak themselves. The following are the four best Kings moments from their game against the San Jose Sharks.
1) Amazing accuracy from Dustin Brown--In the first period, Kings veteran forward Dustin Brown got the puck past four San Jose Sharks players and into the net past Sharks goaltender and former Kings goaltender Martin Jones. For Brown, it was his 20th goal of the season. It was the seventh time in his career that he accomplished that feat.
2) Matt Roy delivers memorable slap shot--At 9:28 of the third period, Matt Roy tied the hockey game at two goals apiece with his first National Hockey League career goal. Roy delivered an excellent slap shot from the point from Alex Iafallo and Anze Kopitar.
3) Kopitar dekes Jones--At 11:45 of the third period, Kopitar found himself all alone in the Sharks zone after receiving a pass from Iafallo. Kopitar then deked Jones with outstanding stickhandling ability for the game winning goal.
4) Carter scores on backhand from own zone--With 1:17 left in the third period and the Kings two men down, Jeff Carter had an amazing backhanded shot from his own zone. The shot all the way into the empty net and put them up 4-2.
The Kings next home game is March 23 when they host the Anaheim Ducks at the Staples Center. Get your tickets today!