Kings-Sharks,SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Owen Nolan wasn't capitalizing on his All-Star performance, he was getting revenge.
The Sharks' forward, who had a hat trick in last weekend's All-Star Game, had two goals and two assists to lead San Jose to a 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.
Just two nights before, Nolan was scoreless as Vancouver beat the Sharks 6-1.
``We took that pretty hard,'' Nolan said. ``We weren't going to let that happen again.''
It was Nolan's second four-point game of the season; he had three goals and an assist Oct. 27 at Chicago. Nolan leads the Sharks with 19 goals and 20 assists.
Darren Turcotte and Jeff Friesen each added two goals for San Jose, giving Sharks coach Al Sims a pleasant dilemma.
``Three guys with two goals. We put them in the same line in the third period hoping to get one of them the hat trick,'' he said.
The Kings, 4-2-1 over their last seven games, have lost both of their meetings against the rival Sharks so far this season. In their games against San Jose, Los Angeles has surrendered 14 goals.
``This was the worst game for us,'' Kings coach Larry Robinson said. ``This is a team we're fighting for a playoff spot with, and we skated like we didn't care. There was absolutely no committment out there at all.''
Nolan opened the second period with his second goal, knocking a pass from Friesen past Kings goaltender Byron Dafoe to give the Sharks a 3-0 lead.
Kings forward Ray Ferraro answered with a power-play goal against Sharks goalie Chris Terreri. But Viktor Kozlov's wrist shot went between Dafoe's legs 51 seconds later and put the Sharks up 4-1.
Friesen and Turcotte also had goals for San Jose in the second. Dafoe was replaced after the period by goalie Stephane Fiset.
Nolan gave the Sharks an early lead when he outmaneuvered Kings defenseman Doug Zmolek and scored at 3:12 of the first period.
The Sharks went up 2-0 later in the first when Turcotte took a pass from Andrei Nazarov and beat Dafoe from out in front of the crease.
Yanic Perreault scored the Kings' only other goal 55 seconds into the third period.
Friesen scored his second, a shorthanded goal, when teammate Bernie Nicholls stole the puck from Kings defenseman Aki Berg in the third period. Nicholls passed just as Friesen was charging the goal.
The Sharks made 24 shots on goal in the first period, tying a team record set March 28, 1995, in the third period against Winnipeg. For the game, the Sharks outshot Los Angeles 45-24.
Just this past weekend, Nolan had a hat trick for the Western Conference team in the All-Star Game, also played before the hometown fans at San Jose Arena.
Nolan came close to getting a hat trick Wednesday night, but a first- period goal attempt was disallowed because he was in the crease.
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