Jaret Anderson-Dolan help Kings beat Sharks 5-2

Nov 25, 2022, 8:19 AM | Updated: 10:57 pm
Los Angeles Kings center Phillip Danault (24) is congratulated by teammates after scoring against t...

Los Angeles Kings center Phillip Danault (24) is congratulated by teammates after scoring against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

              San Jose Sharks defenseman Matt Benning (5) vies for the puck against Los Angeles Kings left wing Trevor Moore (12) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
            
              San Jose Sharks left wing Alexander Barabanov (94) scores a goal past Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick (32) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
            
              San Jose Sharks goaltender James Reimer looks back as the puck goes into the net for a goal by Los Angeles Kings right wing Viktor Arvidsson during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
            
              Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick (32) blocks a goal attempt by San Jose Sharks right wing Kevin Labanc (62) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
            
              San Jose Sharks goaltender James Reimer gives up a goal to Los Angeles Kings center Phillip Danault during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
            
              San Jose Sharks right wing Kevin Labanc, left celebrates with Erik Karlsson (65) and Jaycob Megna, center, after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
            
              Los Angeles Kings center Phillip Danault (24) is congratulated by teammates after scoring against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jaret Anderson-Dolan had a goal and an assist for his first two points of the season and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 5-2 on Friday night.

Phillip Dananult, Victor Arvidsson, Anze Kopitar and Rasmus Kupari also scored for the Kings, and Jonathan Quick made 29 saves.

“I think we’re all just working, doing the little things right and it was paying off,” Anderson-Dolan said. “It turned into opportunities and we capitalized on a couple of those tonight.”

Kevin Lebanc and Alexander Barabanov scored for the Sharks, and James Reimer stopped 24 shots.

“It’s unfortunate that my performance wasn’t up to par tonight,” Reimer said.

Anderson-Dolan scored his first goal of the season midway through the first period with a shot that beat Reimer to the glove side.

“Feels great. It’s been a while so it definitely felt good,” Anderson-Dolan said.

Anderson-Dolan also assisted on Kupari’s goal early in the third.

“I thought our first period got better as it went on, and then they got the power play,” Sharks coach David Quinn said. “And you know, listen, that’s a good team. They’re hard. They’re quick. At times we matched them and at times we didn’t.”

Kings coach Todd McLellan was thrilled with his fourth line’s performance.

“I couldn’t be happier for that group. That line played their best game of the season together. They were firm, they were hard, and they won a lot of puck battles,” McLellan said.

INJURY UPDATE

Reimer returned to the lineup after a one-game absence.

Sharks defenseman Radim Simek was activated off IR and played his first game since Nov. 13.

UP NEXT:

Kings: Host Ottawa on Sunday night.

Sharks: Host Vancouver on Sunday.

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