Posted March 21, 2012 on AP on Fox

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 31: Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on January 31, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Kings defeated the Devils 3-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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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