The Kings tied the San Jose Sharks 4-4 Saturday, improving to 4-0-3 over their last seven home games. Sean Avery scored the tying goal at 8:15 of the third period, and Jozef Stumpel had a goal and an assist for Los Angeles, which rebounded from a 5-0 loss in San Jose the night before.
“I think definitely a lot of (our top players) stepped up,” said coach Andy Murray. “I think the (Avery) line was the energy line.”
The tie also kept another streak alive for the Kings, leaving them winless in their last five games overall (0-1-4).
“It was a pretty exciting game,” said Los Angeles goalie Cristobal Huet. “We came out pretty strong at first. They had some breaks.
“I’m pretty disappointed just to get a point.”
“We only had to score this one to get the game over with so we didn’t have to spend any more energy,” said Poti. “We’ve got a game (at Los Angeles) tomorrow night.”
“It was just an ugly game,” Messier said. “You know, we could have had three or four early, and then not much seemed to happen after that.
“But we’ve played a lot of good games this year and never got anything out of it, so maybe it’s good fortune for us where we didn’t play our best game and got two points.”
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