Recap of the San Jose Sharks 5-2 regulation loss to the Los Angeles Kings on March 20, 2012.
Two rival teams that are stronger than they look will determine their own fates in a fierce three-game series.
|- 1, Los Angeles Short-Handed Goal - Mike Richards (16), from Willie Mitchell at 15:26. 2, San Jose Power-Play Goal - Martin Havlat (6), from Brent Burns at 15:48. Penalties - Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles (Interference on goalkeeper), 14:34; Dominic Moore, San Jose (Cross checking), 16:03.|
|- 3, Los Angeles Goal - Alec Martinez (4), from Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams at 15:49.|
|- 4, Los Angeles Power-Play Goal - Anze Kopitar (24), from Mike Richards and Dustin Brown at 4:00. 5, San Jose Goal - Dan Boyle (7), from Logan Couture and Martin Havlat at 6:56. 6, Los Angeles Goal - Dustin Penner (7), from Slava Voynov at 15:54. 7, Los Angeles Empty Net Goal - Jeff Carter (21), from Mike Richards and Anze Kopitar at 19:44. Penalties - Torrey Mitchell, San Jose (Hi stick - double minor), 1:53; Andrew Desjardins, San Jose (Hi-sticking), 2:41; Jeff Carter, Los Angeles (Interference), 2:58; Brent Burns, San Jose (Holding), 4:00.|