Logan Couture scored a power-play goal 1:29 into overtime to help the San Jose Sharks bounce back from two losses in Los Angeles and beat the Kings, 2-1, in Game 3 of their second-round series on Saturday night.
Dan Boyle scored a power-play goal early in the first period and Antti Niemi made 26 saves for the Sharks, who got the penalty calls to go in their favor down the stretch.
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 games in the opening round in St. Louis.
Two nights after losing, 4-3, on a pair of late power-play goals by Los Angeles, the Sharks took advantage of their late-game chances on the power play. Tommy Wingels drew a hooking penalty on Robyn Regehr with 41.7 seconds left in regulation, and Trevor Lewis was called for goaltender interference when he crashed into Niemi with 4.5 seconds remaining.
The Sharks were unable to do anything with the two-man advantage at the end of regulation, but kept the pressure on Jonathan Quick (38 saves) in OT until Patrick Marleau set up Couture in front.
Couture’s first career playoff overtime goal came after he missed most of the second period with an injury when he crashed into the boards.
Red Wings 4, Blackhawks 1 — Damien Brunner and Brendan Smith scored in the second period as Detroit won in Chicago in Game 2 to even their Western Conference semifinal series.
It was a strong response by the Red Wings after Chicago handled them easily in the series opener, 4-1.
‘‘We've got a real good club now,’’ Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. ‘‘And we haven’t been good all year. We've just gotten better.’’
Their confidence got a big jolt after they knocked off the Presidents’ Trophy winners and avoided falling into a deep hole. It was another big win by a team that finished seventh in the conference, only to knock off second-seeded Anaheim in the first round.
Just as the Blackhawks did in Game 1, Detroit took control in the second period and put the game away in the third. Now, the Red Wings have a chance to take the lead when this series between Original Six rivals shifts to Detroit for Game 3 on Monday.
Patrick Kane gave Chicago a 1-0 lead late in the first, but did things ever change after that.
Brunner tied it when he deflected a wrist shot by Jakub Kindl early in the second, and Smith gave the Red Wings the lead when he scored off a feed from Henrik Zetterberg on a three-on-one late in the second.
Johan Franzen made it 3-1 in the third when he fired a rising shot past Corey Crawford after a perfect pass from Jonathan Ericsson in the Detroit zone.
Valtteri Filppula closed out the scoring with 7:57 left in the game.
That was enough for Jimmy Howard, who stopped 19 shots.
Crawford made 26 saves for Chicago and played well at times even though things got out of hand down the stretch.