Dustin Brown scored an unassisted goal 1:16 into overtime Wednesday, giving Los Angeles a wild 5-4 victory over San Jose.
In a meeting of the top two teams in the Pacific Division, Los Angeles inched within three points of the front-running Sharks.
Evgeni Nabokov kept the Kings off the scoreboard for the last 31:30 of regulation, but he surrendered Brown's seventh goal of the season in the extra period. Nabokov made 23 saves in the loss.
Erik Ersberg, starting for the first time in almost a month, allowed four goals on 34 shots to get his second victory of the season.