Jonathan Quick made 27 saves out of 32 shots. Former King, Martin Jones made 19 out of 20 saves in between the pipes for the Sharks.
“I was just trying to approach it like every other game,” said Jones on facing the Kings for the first time since he was traded on June 26. “It was exciting. I waited a long time for that game and we got a good result.”
Nick Shore tipped-in a shot from Dustin Brown and Drew Doughty at 1:49 in the first period.
Shore’s goal scored at the 1:49 mark of the first period marked the second fastest goal in Kings home opener history (fastest was :30 seconds by Pat Conacher, Oct. 7, 1995 vs. COL).
“I’ve been scored on before,” added Jones about Shore's goal. “It’s obviously not the way you want to start a game but I thought we showed a lot of character as a group by not letting that spiral. It could have easily done that, but I thought we did a great job coming back from that.”Read more... Join the Conversation...