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Scoring Summary: LA - Toffoli PPG (Koitar, Doughty) (1:22, 1st) 1-0 LA SJ - Couture PPG (Pavelski, Thornton) (14:05, 1st) 1-1 SJ - Burns (Donskoi, Couture) (3:20, 3rd) 2-1 SJ


@stephenflorentz here with coverage of the San Jose Sharks hosting the Los Angeles Kings to kick off the 2016-17 season.

The Sharks will be unveiling their Western Conference Championship banner before the game tonight, which will delay the opening face-off.

Around the NHL, 19-year old Auston Matthews had a dream start to his career, scoring 4 goals in his NHL debut for Toronto, but it would not be enough as they fall short to Ottawa 5-4 in OT. Kyle Turris scored the OT winner for the Senators.

To put the debut into perspective, Sidney Crosby, with 338 career goals, has never scored 4 in the same game.

Puck-drop in this one shortly as the game proceeding this one goes final. St. Louis puts in a couple of late empty-net goals to beat Chicago 5-2 in a game much closer than the final score would indicate.

Off we go with loud "Beat LA" chants coming from the San Jose crowd.

LA Power Play 33 seconds into the game as Couture gets 2 minutes for tripping.

1-0 Los Angeles!! Power Play Goal!

Disaster start for San Jose as Toffoli wrists a near-post top shelf shot past Martin Jones. Jones looked like he had the whole near post covered but it gets through. 1-0 LA

Kopitar and Dought get assists on the goal