It took nearly two decades, but the Los Angeles Kings are heading back to the Stanley Cup Finals after defeating the Phoenix Coyotes in overtime, 4-3. The Kings took the series in five games and are one of those rare No. 8 seeds to play for Lord Stanley's Cup.
Penner was in the right place at the right time. After his teammates failed to do anything on the initial shot and rebound, Penner was right in front of the net to pick up the secondary rebound and fire off a wrist shot that goalie Mike Smith was unable to stop.
The Coyotes and Kings each scored goals in the first period before playing a lively second period that saw four combined goals. However, neither team could break the ensuing 3-3 tie in the third period. The goaltending was strong with 92 combined shots made on the netminders. Smith made 47 saves on 51 shots while Jonathan Quick stopped 38 of 41 shots.
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