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Brown's 2nd-period goal snaps tie, Kings top Sharks 4-1 in preseason action

  • Los Angeles Kings goalie Martin Jones defends a shot on goal against the San Jose Sharks during the third period of an NHL preseason hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The Kings won 4-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Los Angeles Kings goalie Martin Jones defends a shot on goal against the San Jose Sharks during the third period of an NHL preseason hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The Kings won 4-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton, left, scores against Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton, left, scores against Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48), from the Czech Republic, reaches for the puck below Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov (26), from Russia, during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48), from the Czech Republic, reaches for the puck below Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov (26), from Russia, during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)  (The Associated Press)

Dustin Brown snapped a tie 44 seconds into the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 in an NHL preseason game on Tuesday night.

Drew Doughty, in his first appearance of the preseason, scored the tying goal midway through the first period. Justin Williams and Dwight King also scored for the Kings (4-0-1).

Joe Thornton scored for the Sharks, who lost in regulation at home for the first time in five preseason games.

Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick stopped 16 of 17 shots in two periods in his first preseason game appearance. Martin Jones saved all seven shots he faced in the third period.

Antti Niemi went the distance and made 26 saves, but took the loss.

The teams will open the regular season against each other on Oct. 8 in Los Angeles.