BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Marco Sturm scored a goal and assisted on another as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 Saturday night in an NHL exhibition game. San Jose (4-0-3) controlled the game from the start, taking a 1-0 lead at 12:24 of the first period when Ron Stern lifted in a rebound off Sturm's shots with two seconds left on a power play. Sturm gave the Sharks a 2-0 lead 42 seconds into second period when both Kings defensemen collapsed on Niklas Sundstrom. Sundstrom passed to a wide-open Sturm, who fired a wrist shot past Jamie Storr. Stephane Matteau put San Jose up 3-0. The lone goal by the Kings (4-2-1) came from Scott Thomas.
FIRST PERIOD - SCORING: 1, San Jose, Stern (Sturm), 12:24 (pp).
SECOND PERIOD - SCORING: 2, San Jose, Sturm (Sundstrom), 0:42, 3, San Jose, Matteau (Marleau), 15:30. 3, Los Angeles, Thomas (Thomas, Smolinski), 18:53.
THIRD PERIOD - SCORING: None.
DENVER (AP) - Sean O'Donnell scored 1:47 into overtime, giving the Los Angeles Kings a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in a preseason game Friday night. Luc Robitaille, Vladimir Tsyplakov, and Craig Johnson added goals for the Kings, 4-2-1 in the exhibition season. Former Avalanche goaltender Stephane Fiset stopped 24 shots, but didn't face a shot in overtime. Milan Hejduk had tied the game for Colorado (1-6-1) with 36 seconds left in regulation. Jeff Odgers scored two goals for Colorado and Patrick Roy played the first two periods and stopped 22-of-24 shots in his first preseason start because of hip surgery on Sept. 9.
FIRST PERIOD - SCORING: 1, Colorado, Odgers (Hinote, Larson), 6:47.
SECOND PERIOD - SCORING: 2, Los Angeles, Tsyplakov (Audette, Smolinski), 3:18. 3, Colorado, Odgers (Hinote, Larson), 13:10. 4, Los Angeles, Johnson (Tuomainen, O'Donnell), 13:18.
THIRD PERIOD - SCORING: 5, Los Angeles, Robitaille (Blake, Palffy), 4:00 (pp). 6, Colorado, Hejduk (Drury, Sakic), 19:24.
OVERTIME - SCORING: Los Angeles, O'Donnell (Audette, Smolinski), 1:47.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Mike Ricci scored the winning goal at 3:35 in overtime as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Wednesday night. The Sharks (3-0-3) tied the game with 32 seconds left in regulation, when defenseman Gary Suter skipped a slap shot past Jamie Storr. Minutes before, the Kings (2-2-1) took a 2-1 lead when Bill Huard angled a shot past Mike Vernon. San Jose's Niklas Sundstrom tied the game at 4:03 of the third when he picked up a rebound and fired it past Storr. Vladimir Tsyplakov scored a power-play goal in the first for the Kings. Vernon stopped 27 shots while Storr made 21 saves. The exhibition was played at The New Arena which houses the NBA's Golden State Warriors. only an estimated crowd of 2,400 was on hand.
FIRST PERIOD - SCORING: 1, Los Angeles, Tsyplakov (Galley, Rosa), 8:50 (pp).
SECOND PERIOD - SCORING: None.
THIRD PERIOD - SCORING: 2, San Jose, Sundstrom (Norton), 4:03. 3, Los Angeles, Huard (LaFayette), 17:45. 4, San Jose, Suter (Ricci, Norton), 19:28.
OVERTIME - SCORING: 5, Ricci (Marleau, Marchment), 3:35.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Donald Audette scored two goals, and Ziggy Palffy had a goal and an assist to lead the Los Angeles Kings to an 8-1, fight-filled preseason victory over the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim on Monday night. Los Angeles scored the first seven goals before things started heating up in the final period. Referees Rob Shick and Brad Meier assessed game misconduct penalties to Anaheim captain Teemu Selanne and Los Angeles (3-1) captain Rob Blake each for being the third man in a fight in a brawl-filled third period. There were fights on three consecutive faceoffs midway through the period six fights overall. Ruslan Salei scored Anaheim's (2-2) only goal. The game was the Kings' last at the Forum, which will be replaced by the Staples Center.
FIRST PERIOD - SCORING: 1, Los Angeles, Palffy (Stumpel, Robitaille), 12:59 (pp).
SECOND PERIOD - SCORING: 2, Los Angeles Modry (Laperriere), 1:03. 3, Los Angeles, C.Johnson, 1:42. 4, Los Angeles, Podollan (Laperriere, R.Blake), 8:29 (sh). 5, Los Angeles, Audette (Palffy, Kaberle), 11:14. 6, Los Angeles, Barrie (unassisted), 11:53. 7, Los Angeles, Audette (Murray, Berg), 19:59.
THIRD PERIOD - SCORING: 8, Chartrand, (Murray, Kaberle), 15:05. 9. Anaheim, Salei (Drury, McInnis), 16:18.
PHOENIX (AP) - Chris Lindberg scored late in the third period to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-2 tie with the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday. Keith Tkachuk, who scored the Coyotes' first goal, appeared to win the game 1:40 into overtime. But officials ruled that his shot from the circle that drifted past Kings goalie Jamie Storr did not cross the goal line. Tkachuk and Trevor Letowski scored second-period goals for the Coyotes (0-3-2), and Rob Blake had a power-play goal for the Kings (2-1-1) in the first. Storr made 33 saves for the Kings, while Shtalenkov stopped 24 shots for the Coyotes.
FIRST PERIOD - SCORING: 1, Los Angeles, Blake (Palffy, Modry), 13:37 (pp).
SECOND PERIOD - SCORING: 2, Phoenix, Tkachuk (Roenick, Quint), :46. 3, Phoenix, Letowski (Tocchet, Suchy), 14:06 (pp).
THIRD PERIOD - SCORING: 4, Los Angeles, Lindberg (Modry, Audette), 18:57.
OVERTIME - SCORING: None.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Ruslan Salei and Marty McInnis scored second-period goals as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-0 Friday night for their first exhibition victory. The Kings, who lost for the first time in three games this preseason, had won all eight previous exhibition meetings since the Ducks (2-1-1) entered the league in 1993. Salei broke a scoreless tie when his shot popped into the air and settled in the net behind the back of goalie Stephane Fiset at 3:45 of the second period. It was the first preseason goal allowed by Fiset, after 31 saves, including 11 in Friday night's first period. McInnis made it 2-0 with a power-play goal at 14:47 of the second period. Ducks goalie Guy Hebert turned away 29 shots.
FIRST PERIOD - SCORING: None.
SECOND PERIOD - SCORING: 1, Anaheim, Salei (Aalto), 3:45. 2, Anaheim, McInnis (Selanne, Rucchin), 14:47 (pp).
THIRD PERIOD - SCORING: None.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Gary Galley scored with five seconds left in overtime to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night. Vladimir Tsyplakov's goal at 8:23 of the second period tied the score at 2-2 for the Kings, who trailed 2-0 at one point. Goaltender David Aebischer, seeing his first action of the preseason, made 41 saves to keep the Avalanche in the game. Colorado was outshot 44-18. Joe Sakic and Sandis Ozolinsh scored 1:39 apart in the second period to give Colorado a 2-0 lead. Defenseman Rob Blake scored on a power play at 11:05 of the period to bring Los Angeles within a goal. The Kings are 2-0 in exhibition play. Colorado dropped to 0-3.
FIRST PERIOD - SCORING: None.
SECOND PERIOD - SCORING: 1, Colorado, Sakic (Hejduk, Skoula), 1:28. 2, Colorado, Ozolinsh (Drury, Tanguay), 3:07. 3, Los Angeles, Blake (Palffy), 11:50.
THIRD PERIOD - SCORING: 4, Los Angeles, Tsyplakov (Galley), 8:23.
OVERTIME - SCORING: 5, Los angeles, Galley (Chartrand, Blake),4:55.
source: Roger Phillips (Long Beach Press-Telegram)
LAS VEGAS - The hockey season won't end for nine months, so it's probably unwise to put too much stock in the events of the opening game of the exhibition schedule.
Nonetheless, against a Phoenix Coyotes lineup devoid of all its stars Saturday night, the Kings provided a few flashes of what may be in store during the upcoming season.
The Kings defeated the Coyotes, 4-0, before a crowd of 6,531 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Finnish defenseman Aki Berg - back from a one-year exile due to a contract dispute - made an instant impact, with a couple of crunching checks and a goal 21 seconds into the game with a shot from the slot off the rebound of a shot another Finn, winger Marko Tuomainen.
Craig Johnson (shorthanded), Dan Bylsma and Len Barrie (power play) were the Kings' other goal scorers. Goalie Stephane Fiset made 19 saves.
"We outworked them for a lot of the game," captain Rob Blake said. "The effort was there. The goaltending was excellent. It's definitely a start."
FIRST PERIOD - SCORING: 1, Los Angeles, Berg (Tuomainen, Laperriere), 0:21
SECOND PERIOD - SCORING: 2, Los Angeles, C Johnson (Laperriere), 6:05 (sh). 3, Los Angeles, Bylsma (Lafayette, Mckenna), 10:09.
THIRD PERIOD - SCORING: 4, Los Angeles, Barrie(Tsyplakov), 17:28 (pp).
Luc waiting his turn during the Group "A" practice session.
One of the newest Kings...Ziggy Palffy.
Ziggy Palffy and Jozef Stumpel during training camp on Monday, 9/6. Photo courtesy of Mooselvr.
Ladypuck, Hockeychica, Mooselvr and Crschkum wait for the Kings to finish with the "Group A" skate.
Kings General Manager, Dave Taylor, takes a minute to sign my jersey during a break in camp. He must be laughing because it was before a group of fans asking Dave when Mattias Norstrom was going to be signed. Photo courtesy of hakifan.
Sean O'Donnell signing an autograph for his personal stalker...Crschkum.
Score...Crschkum (aka OD6FAN) with OD posing with the signed personalized license plate. Photo courtesy of Crschkum.
Jozef Stumpel signing autographs...is he happy that Stumpelgirl couldn't make it on Sunday??? Hmmmmmm....
Pavel Rosa walking with a few fans on his way into the afternoon session.
I did manage to get Pavel to pose with me for a pic.
Jamie Storr signing a few autographs for the fans.
Kings captain, Rob Blake, poses with me on his way out for the day.
Glen Murray signs a few autographs before taking the ice at camp. Photo courtesy of hakifan.
Ian "Lappy" Laperriere signs autographs and poses for a few pics on his way in to practice.
Lappy cracked a big smile when I asked him if he minded being on my web page.
Saving the best for last....Luc Robitaille poses with Crschkum.
Luuuuuuuuuuuc and Mooselvr. (Btw...thanks for the pic)
This was the major score for the day. After I was so disappointed about missing Ziggy, Luc came out of the locker room. I handed him the puck he tossed to me during warmups a few years ago. He was signing his name, when Crschkum asked him to personalize the puck for me. What are pals for :-)
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