Marleau scores twice to power Sharks past Kings 3-1

Christian Ehrhoff had a career-best three assists and Evgeni Nabokov made 24 saves for the Sharks, who shook off a sluggish start in their return from a lengthy road trip to win their fourth straight home game and seventh victory in nine games overall.

The Sharks broke it open when Guerin capitalized on a remarkable centring pass from Ehrhoff early in the third period. Guerin, acquired in a trade with St. Louis last month, scored his eighth goal in eight games after failing to find the net in his first six games with the Sharks.

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Brian Willsie scored and Sean Burke stopped 23 shots for the Kings, who lost to San Jose for the fifth time in seven meetings this season.