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E-mail SAN JOSE Ryan Miller Jersey , Calif. (AP) trade that sent Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks during the offseason didnt pay immediate dividends. But the two-time Norris Trophy winner has emerged as one of the teams most impactful players lately.Karlsson had three assists, Tomas Hertl scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period and the surging Sharks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Monday night.Joonas Donskoi and Joe Thornton also scored for San Jose. Martin Jones made 22 saves as the Sharks won their fifth in six games.Karlsson has at least one assist in 13 consecutive appearances going back to Dec. 7, with 22 points (one goal, 21 assists) during that stretch.I think were starting to figure each other out out there and its nice to see when guys take advantage of the scoring chances that we got, Karlsson said. There werent too many out there today, and it was a perfect game for us.Karlsson, acquired from the Ottawa Senators in September, got off to a slow start with San Jose. He had just 15 points (two goals, 13 assists) through his first 27 games with his new team. But he has 13 assists in his last six games.He just plays great two-way hockey, Donskoi said. I feel like hes great defensively, but also of course he has the amazing skills in the offensive zone and he can score goals and make some unreal passes. Its been great to watch him play.Anze Kopitar had a goal and Jack Campbell turned back 26 shots for the Kings, who have lost three of four.San Jose is a good team. They have a lot of depth, Kings coach Willie Desjardins said. This is a hard building to come into and I thought we showed a lot of energy. All four lines played well. We had a good start in the first period and I thought that was going to be a key.Hertl scored his 15th goal at 9:09 of the second period. He scooped up a pass from Karlsson as he crossed the blue line and drove to the net Womens Alex Goligoski Jersey , slipping a backhand past Campbell.San Jose led going into the first intermission on Donskois 11th goal with 2:17 left in the first period. It was his fifth in five games.The Kings evened it at 3:42 of the second on Kopitars 11th goal and second in two games, which tied him with Dustin Brown for the team lead.Thornton added an empty-netter his seventh goal with 20 seconds left.The Sharks were coming off an inspired effort Saturday, when they ended Tampa Bays NHL-best 16-game point streak, and coach Peter DeBoer acknowledged he didnt know what to expect from his team on Monday.We had an emotional win the other night and you always wonder how youre going to come back, DeBoer said. I think playing L.A. helped with that because we know its going to be a hard game, youre going to show up and play a mans game against them in order to have some success. I thought we did a good job tonight.The West Coast rivals played a predictably physical game.Its the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings. Its a rivalry game and as much as we respect them, we hate them, Kings defenseman Drew Doughty said. Were chasing them trying to get back to a playoff spot. Emotions run high and sometimes it gets chippy. I love a chippy game.NOTES: Sharks forward Melker Karlsson played in his 300th NHL game. San Jose D Radim Simek was in the lineup for the first time since suffering a concussion on Dec. 31. Sharks defensemen Marc-Edouard Vlasic (wrist) and Justin Braun (knee) worked out on the ice after Mondays skate. Braun is on injured reserve.UP NEXTKings: Host the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.Sharks: Host the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. The Pittsburgh Penguins talk a lot about turning the page from one game to the next, but they also have had several outings that sting enough to linger.They are at the latter point going into a game Friday against Boston (17-10-4).Pittsburgh (13-11-6) had points in four straight games before falling 6-3 on Wednesday at Chicago, which entered the game last in the NHL with nine wins and riding an eight-game losing streak, and played the night before.Article continues below ...To not have the fire or whatever, the jump, I dont know if theres an excuse for that Christian Dvorak Jersey , Penguins forward Matt Cullen said after returning for that game from a lower-body injury.Pittsburgh had some feel-good moments in the game, erasing an early two-goal deficit and getting a hat trick from Bryan Rust, who busted a 20-game goal drought.But for what is far from the first time this season, the Penguins find themselves fighting the frustration of some deficiencies that keep cropping up defensive lapses, critical penalties, poor puck management and a lack of an offensive response at key times.Its not all of those things all the time, but its enough of them enough of the time to be concerning to them.Were trying to build some traction here, Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said. Weve played a lot of good hockey over the last three or four weeks. Were trying to string some wins together and points together and (produce) momentum. When you have a night like (Wednesday), it sets you back.I thought we gave up more odd-man rushes than we did in the last three or four weeks.Pittsburgh goaltender Matt Murray (lower body) came off injured reserve Wednesday and dressed as the backup to Casey DeSmith. Its not clear who will start against the Bruins.Boston has won three straight.Bruins center Ryan Donato has never faced Pittsburgh, and his impression of the club that has won three Stanley Cups since 2009 remains strong.Its one of those talented NHL teams that capitalize on every mistake, Donato said. I look up and down their lineup and they have a lot of superstars, so I think for us weve got to come in with a mentality of being really hungry and prepared to play some defense, but also not make any mistakes.Boston is moving toward being healthier.While winger Jake DeBrusk has gone into concussion protocol and will sit out Friday http://www.officialcoyotes.com/authentic-adidas-clayton-keller-jersey , winger David Backes has had no lingering effects from being cut in the face Tuesday and is expected to play Friday.Backes took a skate to the face during a 4-3 win over Arizona. He returned to the game after receiving stitches.No worse for wear, Backes said Thursday. It could have been a lot worse looking at the video and knowing that theres some sharp apparatus right by my moneymaker, my face.Center Sean Kuraly did not practice after having a minor procedure on his broken nose, the result of a fight Sunday against Ottawas Ben Harpur. Coach Bruce Cassidy said Kuraly was questionable to probable to face Pittsburgh and might need to add some extra facial protection.Meanwhile, center Patrice Bergeron (rib, sternoclavicular injury) and defenseman Zdeno Chara (left MCL injury) skated before practice, and defenseman Kevan Miller (throat) practiced in a limited capacity.Hes practicing in a non-contact jersey, so hes able to do that, so thats good, Cassidy said of Miller. Hell obviously have to get cleared for contact.



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