Posted March 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Anze Kopitar and Mike Richards each had a goal and two assists, and the Los Angeles Kings moved into an eighth-place tie in the Western Conference with their fifth consecutive victory, 5-2 over the stumbling San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night. Alec Martinez scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period, Dustin Penner added an insurance goal with 4:06 to play, and Jeff Carter added an empty-netter for the Kings, who moved into a second-place tie with the Phoenix Coyotes in the Pacific Division. Jonathan Quick made 20 saves for Los Angeles, which is just one point behind the first-place Dallas Stars and holds a game in hand on the Coyotes. Marty Havlat had a goal and an assist, and Dan Boyle scored with 13:04 left in the Sharks' eighth loss in 11 games.
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