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Hertl, Meier lead Sharks over Kings

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored two goals, Timo Meier had a goal and two assists and the San Jose Sharks beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-0 on Saturday night.

Jonathan Dahlen and Matt Nieto also scored, and Brent Burns and Nick Bonino each had two assists to help the Sharks win consecutive games for the first time in two months. Adin Hill had 29 saves in his first appearance in more than a month to pick up his second shutout of the season and fifth of his career.

Cal Peterson had 22 saves for Los Angeles, which was coming off a 4-3 overtime loss at home to San Jose on Thursday night.

Meier scored the game’s first goal midway through the first period on a power play, giving him six against the Kings this season.

Nieto’s fifth goal gave San Jose a 2-0 lead with just over eight minutes left in the first.

Dahlen connected on a shot from the slot for his 12th off an assist from Meier after a turnover early in the second, and Hertl’s power-play goal midway through the period extended San Jose’s lead to 4-0.

Hertl was near the crease when he rebounded a shot by Meier that hit the post and bounced off Kings defenseman Jacob Moverare’s shoulder and slipped a backhander past Peterson.

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