WHO: Los Angeles Kings (0-0-0) vs. San Jose Sharks (0-0-0)
WHAT: 2023 Rookie Faceoff – Game 1
WHEN: Friday, September 15 – 1 PM
WHERE: City National Arena – Las Vegas, NV
HOW TO FOLLOW: VIDEO: Live Stream via LAKings.com – TWITTER: @ShafReign, @LAKings
Live stream is expected at 1 PM – There does not appear to be a way to embed the stream, but it is linked above (VIDEO:) and is available to access HERE.
Kings 3, Sharks 4
4:04 – The Kings power play comes to an end due to a high sticking penalty to Martin Chromiak. The Sharks will now have a chance to find the winning goal on the power play.
2:04 – LA was able to kill off the penalty to Chromiak and keep themselves in the game as we come up on the final minutes of overtime.
0:00 – The action picked up late in the 3-on-3 session but the goaltenders stood tall on both sides and the teams head to a shootout.
20:00 – The Kings take a 2-1 lead over San Jose into the final frame this afternoon!
17:27 – Another loose puck in the slot costs the Kings as Bradley Marek found the biscuit and wristed it into the net to tie the game at 2-2.
15:46 – Two good chances on one shift for Frankie Pinelli, who was denied on both by Romanov. Pinelli and Lee have shown pretty good chemistry together today.
15:00 – The Sharks get another goal and take their first lead of the game on a shot by Gannon Laroque.
8:45 – The Kings have started to increase their pressure over the past few minutes and are close to evening the shot count during the game, which now stands at 36-32 in favor of San Jose. Samuel Helenius had the most recent look on the left side of the zone.
1:16 – LAK GOAL – A late strike by Alex Laferriere ties the game at 3-3 for the Kings!
0:58 – A late penalty on San Jose has the Kings on the man-advantage in the final minute. Marco Sturm used his timeout to discuss a strategy with the power play.
0:00 – Overtime is required to decide a winner this afternoon!
20:00 – Still scoreless here at City National Arena as we begin the second period!
17:50 – Tschigerl and Jamsen each had looks at the net and both attempted to beat Romanov on the glove side, but neither were able to. That line has continued to generate good chances in the Sharks’ zone.
11:00 – Long run of play without a whistle is giving the game a better flow in the second period. As we get close to the halfway mark of the game, it’s still a scoreless game.
10:41 – Angus Booth takes a penalty for cross-checking after LA was stuck in their own end.
9:36 – LAK GOAL – Andre Lee pulls off a highlight reel move to his backhand on a shorthanded rush to give the Kings a 1-0 lead.
9:36 – Immediately after the goal an ice scrape gave the Kings a chance to make a change in net, bringing in Erik Portillo for his first Rookie Faceoff action.
7:39 – Now LAK will head to the power play after Jamsen was tripped up in the neutral zone after he cleared the puck out of his own end with one hand on his stick.
6:52 – Samuel Helenius dropped the gloves with San Jose’s Artem Guryev at neutral ice for a rare fight during a power play.
3:34 – Tristen Robins was open in the slot and beat Portillo with a wrist shot to tie the game up at 1-1 for San Jose.
2:45 – LAK Goal – A pass down low by Martin Chromiak found defender Chase Pauls wide open at the side of the net and his backhand shot put the Kings right back in front, 2-1.
2:32 – Alex Laferriere heads off for hooking, denying a chance near the Kings net.
0:00 – Pinelli and Lee were at it again during the San Jose power play, almost connecting for their second shorthanded goal of the period. The Kings kill the penalty and head into the locker room with a 2-1 lead after two periods.
20:00 – The 2023 Rookie Faceoff is underway in Vegas!
18:25 – Nice shift by the line of Tschigerl, Jamsen and Ziemmer that resulted in a few looks at the net for LAK. Jamsen had the best opportunity from point blank range but didn’t have room to move around the goaltender.
16:27 – The Sharks have been consistently getting pucks to the LAK net in the early going, but Jacob Ingham has had a strong start with five saves in the first four minutes.
11:14 – Ziemmer was tripped up in the neutral zone, leading the first power play of the day for the Kings.
10:45 – The Kings came inches away from taking the lead a few seconds into the power play, but the Sharks pulled a bouncing puck away from the goal line just before it crossed into the net.
10:08 – Another penalty for the Sharks gives the Kings a 55-second 2-man advantage.
8:08 – Despite multiple quality looks, LA was unable to convert on the power play. Ziemmer had a great chance on a one-timer from the left slot, but San Jose goaltender Georgi Romanov made a sprawling save to keep it a scoreless game.
6:51 – Ziemmer has now been sent to the penalty box for interference, giving the Sharks its first power play of the day.
4:44 – LAK was successful on the penalty kill, with Ingham leading the way in the crease on multiple stops. Things are starting to get a little chippy- multiple players were tangled up after the last whistle.
1:42 – Kaleb Lawrence heads to the penalty box with a roughing minor late in the opening period.
0:00 – Jacob Ingham was the story of the first 20 minutes for the Kings. He made an unofficial total of 18 saves to keep the game scoreless. An impressive return to action after a long period of time out due to injury that included all of last season.
Kings Lineup –
Andre Lee – Francesco Pinelli – Alex Laferriere
Kaleb Lawrence – Samuel Helenius – Martin Chromiak
Sean Tschigerl – Aatu Jamsen – Koehn Ziemmer
Nathan Burke – Ty Thorpe – Sam Alfano
Jakub Dvorak – Chase Pauls
Angus Booth – Samuel Mayer
Cole Krygier – Hunter Mayo