The Los Angeles Kings are halfway to an upset over the No. 1-seeded Vancouver Canucks following Friday night's 4-2 victory, taking a 2-0 series lead. Dustin Brown was the hero of the game with two goals, scoring one in each of the first two periods. To make it even more impressive, Brown scored his goals while on the penalty kill for the Kings.
The first two goals of the game came within a span of 26 seconds of game time, but over two periods. Brown put the Kings up 1-0 with just nine seconds left in the first period while Jannik Hansen tied the game just 17 seconds into the second frame. However, five minutes later, Brown put the Kings back on top by breaking away from a mess in his own zone and scoring on Roberto Luongo.
In the third period, Jarret Stoll switched things up by netting a power play goal. Assists went to Justin Williams and Brown. Trevor Lewis made it a 4-1 lead with just over five minutes left to play. Before Vancouver received a late goal from Samuel Pahlsson, there was a scrum on Los Angeles' end of the ice that resulted in multiple penalties, including a 10-minute misconduct for Vancouver's Hansen.
Jonathan Quick faced an onslaught of 48 shots from the Canucks, but he was able to stop 46 of them. The Kings offense, however, put 26 shots on net while only seeing 22 of them stopped by Luongo.
The series heads to Los Angeles on Sunday, and the Canucks will surely want to have a better showing than in these last two games.