Kings vs. Blues Game 5 update: Penner's buzzerbeater gives L.A. the lead

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The second period did not end the way Brian Elliott intended.

The Blues were this close to escaping the second period in a tie with the Kings. How close?

0.2 seconds close.

As time wound down, Dustin Penner unleashed a prayer of a shot ...

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... that the hockey gods answered.

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Yeesh. It's a shame the period ended that way for St. Louis, because Brian Elliott was doing a damn good job of keeping the Kings off the board. The Blues and Kings were tied at 8-8 in shots during the second period, but the Kings were getting the better chances.

Like this Dustin Brown breakaway.

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To be fair, Jonathan Quick has been equally impressive. The only goal he gave up was a last-second deflection by Chris Porter off a Roman Polak shot from the point. Other than that, he's been busy doing Jonathan Quick things.

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