Kopitar scores twice to lead Kings past Sharks, 4-1

Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings were mostly pleased with their first road game of the season.

Kopitar scored twice, Dustin Brown and Nick Shore also scored and the Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Saturday night.

“That’s a good indication of what we want to accomplish and how we want to play,” Kopitar said. “We didn’t score on the power play but we moved the puck around and if we continue to move it like that, we’ll create a lot of opportunities.”

Jonathan Quick stopped 24 of 25 shots to earn the victory for the Kings, who won their road opener for first-year coach John Stevens.

“I thought we created a lot and didn’t give up much,” Stevens said. “That was a scenario for a good start. Johnny again, his leadership was solid. He got out and handled a lot of pucks. He steered pucks away, got whistles. He just was a calming force back there whenever they did get some momentum.”

Mikkel Boedker scored for the Sharks, who have lost their first two home games. Martin Jones, a former Kings goalie, turned back 25 of 29 shots before he was replaced by Aaron Dell with 5:55 left in the second period.

“We really weren’t in the game,” Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. “There Vancouver Canucks Cheap Jerseys were some stretches where we kidded ourselves that we were in the game but we weren’t in the game.”

Conversely, Jamie Benn has started the season with zero points and a Cheap Youth Football Jerseys minus-1 rating through two games, which included him playing under 16 minutes in a loss to the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. Still, he’s Jamie Benn. There’s no reason he should fall out of the top-10 fantasy assets at this point of the season.