San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings: Live Stream, Updates and Commentary of NHL 2018/19
The Kings will open their season tonight (Photo: Ty Fisher/VAVEL)


1:29 AM3 years ago
Three Stars of the Game: 

3. Evander Kane

1 Goal, 4 Hits, 18:13 minutes on ice

2. Jonathan Quick

30 Saves, .909 Save percentage

1. Kevin Labanc

Game-winning Goal, 12:18 minutes on ice

1:25 AM3 years ago
(2:06): GOAL! Kevin Labanc scores the OT winner! Sharks were controlling the puck, Kings were unable to make a change and were out on the ice for over two minutes, tiring them out, and the Sharks punished them. Sharks win 3-2 after OT.
1:22 AM3 years ago
(3:55):  Pavelski passes to Karlsson, Quick saves. Kopitar waits behind the goal while Kovalchuk and Doughty change, drives forward, Toffoli takes a slapshot, saved.
1:21 AM3 years ago
(4:25): Kopitar enters the zone, his shot goes high.
1:20 AM3 years ago
And overtime begins! 3-on-3!
1:18 AM3 years ago
(0:12):  Back to even strength and we will see overtime in this game!
1:17 AM3 years ago
(1:17): Couture's shot falls to Pavelski but nothing comes of it. A brilliant save by Quick, poking out the puck right before Couture.
1:14 AM3 years ago
(2:21): Kempe gets called for slashing, the plot thickens as we approach the end of regulation in this contest between the Sharks and the Kings.
1:13 AM3 years ago
(2:50): ​Kings got stuck in their zone for a while, but a poor pass by Labanc sets them free.
1:11 AM3 years ago
(4:20): Vlasic tries to fire through the traffic, shot blocked.
1:10 AM3 years ago
(5:47): Back to even strength, Kovalchuk loses the puck, Sharks get a 3-on-2 and get a shot, but Quick holds.
1:08 AM3 years ago
(6:42): Huge chance for the Kings! Jones finds himself outside the crease, Braun blocks the empty net and Carter can't get it over him.
1:07 AM3 years ago
(7:42): Kings are lucky to not go down a goal here, a shorthanded two-on-one, Quick saves the shot.
1:06 AM3 years ago
(8:07): Wagner with another opportunity thanks to his speed but Jones gets a pad on it. Sorensen gets called for hooking, Kings have the man advantage.
1:05 AM3 years ago
(8:42): Doughty charged into the Sharks' zone, centered it to Kempe but had his stick lifted.
1:01 AM3 years ago
(10:05): Big shot by Meier as the puck rebounded to him, but his shot went over.
12:58 AM3 years ago
(11:09): Amadio throws the puck ahead of him, Wagner gets there and Jones pulls out a great pad save to keep the score level.
12:57 AM3 years ago
(12:20):  The power play is over, no shot by the Sharks. 
12:55 AM3 years ago
(13:51): Karlsson passes to Burns who goes for a shot right away. The Swede was looking for a rebound but Kings clear. Also we are currently one linesman short, the reason is unknown right now.
12:53 AM3 years ago
(14:23): Interference call on Jeff Carter, shoving Pavelski.
12:51 AM3 years ago
(16:52): Suomela got a good shot on Quick and Lewis could have had a breakaway but the puck skipped over his stick.
12:49 AM3 years ago
(17:58): Solid penalty kill by the Sharks, keeping the Kings out of the zone for the first 40 seconds and prevented huge opportunities. The Kings get a couple of shots towards the end, but it's still 2-2.
12:46 AM3 years ago
And we're back for the third period! Goodrow gets a minor for contact with the head, the Kings are starting the period on the power play.
12:29 AM3 years ago
(0:00): The period ends, Muzzin gets hit in the head with Goodrow's elbow right at the buzzer. A tussle broke out with the goalie Jonathan Quick getting involved. We might see the Kings begin the third with a power play. It's 2-2, still a wide-open hockey game!
12:26 AM3 years ago
(1:00): Vlasic took a shot, Quick struggled to control the rebound and Suomela nearly got to it.
12:25 AM3 years ago
(1:05):  Donskoi deflects the puck just in front of Quick, the goalie saves and we're back to 5-on-5.
12:23 AM3 years ago
(2:42): Kings have controlled the puck so far, Kovalchuk receives it from Doughty, one-times it and goes just wide.
12:22 AM3 years ago
(3:22): So the power play lasted just 4 second, captain Pavelski trips up Lewis, 4-on-4.
12:21 AM3 years ago
(3:27):  Pearson gets called for hooking, here comes that Burns/Karlsson duo.  
12:17 AM3 years ago
(4:47): A nice move by Kempe after some passing, the Swede found himself between defensemen but just can't beat Jones.
12:14 AM3 years ago
(5:42): A huge miss by Meier! The Sharks have enclosed the Kings and just have shot after shot. Meier sees an empty net, Quick gets across quickly and the winger hits the post.
12:11 AM3 years ago
(7:12): Kings ice it, they haven't had a lot of the puck since their power play.
12:10 AM3 years ago
(8:12): Quick pulls out a couple of great saves against Karlsson and Suomela as Sharks have really put the pressure on after returning to full strength.
12:09 AM3 years ago
(9:52): Kopitar drives into the net, but that was the only opportunity for the Kings so far on the power play.
12:06 AM3 years ago
(11:11):  Suomela chops down Pearson, Doughty is back on the ice for the power play.
12:06 AM3 years ago
(11:38): Carter won the puck right in front of Jones, but the Sharks goalie kees a cool head.
12:05 AM3 years ago
(12:13): It is now clear that Meier hit Doughty's left knee with his stick, we will see if he gets punished after the game. The Kings giving him some extra physical treatment when he's on the ice now.
12:00 AM3 years ago
(13:26): Rookie Austin Wagner goes on a breakaway but Jones pulls out a save. If Doughty doesn't come back, the Kings might be in trouble.
11:58 PM3 years ago
(14:37): Drew Doughty stays down on the ice, hobbles off the ice with the physio, dragging his left leg. He might have been chopped down off the puck. Looked very angry with the officials.
11:55 PM3 years ago
(16:20):  pearson gets some space, takes a shot and it trickles behind Jones, just wide of the net.
11:54 PM3 years ago
(17:05): ​Dillon gets a shot from the blue line but it's blocked by the Kings.
11:50 PM3 years ago
(19:23): Tyler Toffoli ties the game! pearson throws the puck at Jones, it bounces behind the goal and Toffoli tucks the puck behind Jones. 2-2!
11:30 PM3 years ago
(0:00): A very eventful first period behind us, Sharks lead the Kings 2-1.
11:29 PM3 years ago
(0:11): Sharks have been very active since Kopitar's goal and they get a faceoff in the Kings' zone.
11:27 PM3 years ago
(1:45):  Sharks still lead 2-1, Iaffalo and Forbort assisted on Kopitar's goal.
11:25 PM3 years ago
(2:45): GOAL! Kopitar draws one back. Iaffalo deflects a shot by Forbort, falls to Kopitar on the back door and the Kings are back in it!
11:22 PM3 years ago
(4:47): Kovalchuk picks up the puck and takes a shot, saved by Jones.
11:19 PM3 years ago
(5:21):  Second of the season for Evander Kane, Finns Antti Suomela and Joonas Donskoi get assists.
11:17 PM3 years ago
(6:12): GOAL! Thompson loses the puck along the boards to Suomela, who passes to Kane and his shot beats Quick at his near post. 2-0 Sharks.
11:15 PM3 years ago
(7:16): Thornton takes a shot from a tight angle right into Quick's glove.
11:14 PM3 years ago
(8:37):  Pearson turns over the puck between the circles, plays it to Toffoli who takes a shot, but Jones is only about two feet away and has it covered.
11:12 PM3 years ago
(9:09): ​Kempe wins the puck with a good hit, brings it back to Muzzin whose shot goes way over.
11:07 PM3 years ago
(10:01): It is a Timo Meier goal, Vlasic and Thornton receive assists.
11:06 PM3 years ago
(10:18): GOAL! Marc-Edouard Vlasic threw the puck in from the blue line, gets deflected by Meier and the Sharks lead 1-0.
11:05 PM3 years ago
(11:22): Solid play by the Kings, Kovalchuk wins the puck against Burns, puts in back in front for Kempe whose shot is blocked. Kovalchuk then dived to save the zone, but the power play is over.
11:03 PM3 years ago
(12:09): Doughty takes a shot, misses the net narrowly, it comes back off the boards but Jones covers.
10:59 PM3 years ago
(12:55): Braun trips up Kovalchuk and we get our first power play of the night, this one is for the Kings.
10:57 PM3 years ago
(14:43): Karlsson skates into the Kings' zone, finds Donskoi who takes a shot and a deflection makes the save tough for Quick, but the goalie keeps the game scoreless.
10:54 PM3 years ago
(16:05): ​Shot deflected into the netting, Sharks have been the better, more active team early on.
10:53 PM3 years ago
(17:32): Kane puts in a dangerous puck in front of the crease but Quick pokes it out before a Shark got to it.
10:52 PM3 years ago
(18:22): A nice centering pass by the Sharks but Donskoi struggles to receive it, Sharks lose the zone and ice the puck.
10:49 PM3 years ago
The puck has been dropped!
10:26 PM3 years ago
We are now just minutes away from the puck drop at the Staples Center!
7:15 PM3 years ago
These are the predicted lines of San Jose Sharks:


Timo Meier - Joe Thornton - Joe Pavelski

Tomáš Hertl - Logan Couture - Kevin Labanc

Evander Kane - Antti Suomela - Joonas Donskoi

Marcus Sörensen - Barclay Goodrow - Melker Karlsson


Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Erik Karlsson

Joakim Ryan - Brent Burns

​Brenden Dillon - Justin Braun

6:58 PM3 years ago
As for rookies, the Sharks have decided to sign the undrafted Antti Suomela from JYP in the Finnish Liiga. The 23-year-old made his debut against the Ducks on Wednesday, playing as the third-line center.
6:52 PM3 years ago
The Sharks are currently enjoying a clean bill of health with no injuries to their roster, which is why you see a player with the qualities of Evander Kane playing on the third line. This is their best possible team, so the Sharks should be picking up some form early on in this season.
6:27 PM3 years ago
The biggest story out of San Jose has been the arrival of Erik Karlsson. The Swedish defenseman has arrived in California after a trade and is in the final year of his contract.
6:11 PM3 years ago
The Sharks opened their season on Wednesday in front of a home crowd, but started their season with a 5-2 loss to their division rival Anaheim Ducks. 
5:37 PM3 years ago
These are the predicted lines of the LA Kings:


Alex Iaffalo - Anze Kopitar - Ilya Kovalchuk

Tanner Pearson - Jeff Carter - Tyler Toffoli

Austin Wagner - Adrian Kempe - Trevor Lewis

Kyle Clifford - Mike Amadio - Nate Thompson


Derek Forbort - Drew Doughty

Jake Muzzin - Alec Martinez

Dion Phaneuf - Oscar Fantenberg

5:33 PM3 years ago
Austin Wagner is going to be making his NHL debut tonight, a fourth-round pick by the Kings at the 2015 Draft.
5:31 PM3 years ago
LA are dealing with three injuries to players on their roster right now. The most significant is the finger injury of Dustin Brown, which has ruled out the winger for this game at least. Brown played a lot of top line minutes last season, and had a career-high of 61 points. Jonny Brodzinski and potential rookie Gabriel Vilardi ​have also been ruled out. 
5:25 PM3 years ago
The Kings also signed their franchise defenseman Drew Doughty to an eight-year, $88 million contract. The contract kicks in next season, meaning that Doughty will be inked to the Kings until he is 37 years old.
5:21 PM3 years ago
This will be the season opener for the Kings, whose off-season was defined by one name; Ilya Kovalchuk. LA landed the Russian veteran and lured him back overseas after years in the NHL and a Gold medal with the Olympic Athletes of Russia. Kovalchuk is expected to slot in on the top line and play a lot of powerplay minutes, but will his impact be enough to take the Kings further than last season?
5:08 PM3 years ago
Welcome to Vavel's coverage of tonight's game between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings. My name is Jakub Bobro and I will guide you through everything you need to know before the game and the game itself once it rolls around at 7:30 PM Pacific time. Follow along for updates!