SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Los Angeles Kings are now the team bemoaning a late penalty while the San Jose Sharks celebrate a dramatic win.
With the script being flipped from Game 2 in Los Angeles, the Sharks have played their way back into this second-round series against their Southern California rivals.
Logan Couture returned from a second-period injury to score a power-play goal 1:29 into overtime that helped the Sharks bounce back from two losses in Los Angeles to beat the Kings, 2-1, in Game 3 late Saturday night.
The second loss was particularly crushing as San Jose led, 3-2, late in regulation before a pair of penalties — including a questionable delay-of-game call — led to two power-play goals that gave Los Angeles a 2-0 series lead.
Instead of moping around, the Sharks responded with a big win.
‘‘I thought the transition from being down to, ‘Let’s get ready to go,’ was exceptional,’’ coach Todd McLellan said.
This time, the Sharks were the beneficiaries of some late-game calls.
Tommy Wingels drew a hooking penalty on Robyn Regehr with 41.7 seconds left in regulation. But the call that really had the Kings steaming came when Trevor Lewis was called for goaltender interference when he crashed into Antti Niemi with 4.5 seconds remaining.
That gave San Jose a five-on-three advantage for the first 1:19 of OT. The Sharks couldn’t convert with two extra men, but got the winner after Regehr came back when Patrick Marleau set up Couture in front, who beat Jonathan Quick for the winner.
Dan Boyle scored a power-play goal early in the first period, and Niemi made 26 saves for the Sharks, who have dominated on home ice all season.
Rookie Tyler Toffoli scored the lone goal for the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings, who had won six straight games since dropping the first two in the opening round.