Torres' backhand lifts Sharks in OT
Torres trusted his skills indeed to slip a backhand shot past Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Quick to give the Sharks a 3-2 win over the Kings.[...] Sharks goalie Antti Niemi stopped all three Los Angeles shooters as San Jose tied the defending champions for fourth place in the Western Conference.The Sharks scored on consecutive shots just before the midway point of the second period, but the Kings answered with two of their own late in the session to send the game into the final period tied 2-2.San Jose got into penalty trouble, killing a two-man advantage but surrendering a 5-on-4 power-play goal at 13:59 when Los Angeles defenseman Jake Muzzin fired a shot from the middle of the ice on the blue line through a screen provided by Trevor Lewis and past Niemi.Los Angeles scored a 4-on-4 goal at 18:41 to tie it when Niemi failed to cover Kopitar's mini-break and Dustin Brown pushed Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle out of the crease while poking the loose puck into the goal.