Final SO

Series (Game 1 of 1)

Los Angeles leads 1-0

Game 1: Tuesday, September 18th

Sharks 5

(0-0-1, 1 pts)

Kings 6

(2-1-0, 4 pts)

10:30 PM ET, September 18, 2007

STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California

1 2 3 SO T
SJ 1 2 2 05
LA 1 2 2 16

Top Skaters

Kings 6, Sharks 5

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dustin Brown scored the deciding goal in the shootout to help the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 6-5 on Tuesday night.

The Kings had taken a two-goal lead early in the third period when Brown and Brady Murray each scored within a 3:12 span. Graham Mink quickly drew San Jose within a goal, scoring just 19 seconds after the goal by Murray.

Defenseman Doug Murray then tied the game with just 3:15 remaining in the third period.

Dan Cloutier stopped all three San Jose attempts in the shootout.

Kyle Calder and Brian Willsie each had a goal and two assists for the Kings and Derek Armstrong added a goal.

Torrey Mitchell scored twice for the Sharks and Devin Setoguchi added a goal and two assists.

The Kings will play in Colorado on Wednesday and Las Vegas on Saturday before traveling to Salzburg, Austria for a pair of games next week. They will open the regular season in London skating against the Anaheim Ducks on September 29 and 30.

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