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The Kings take a 2-0 lead in the series with a dramatic turn of events late in Game 2. After the Sharks take two penalties within 30 seconds, Dustin Brown scores on the 5-on-3, and Trevor Lewis scores 22 seconds later on the man advantage.
Mike Richards and Slava Voynov each chip in a goal and an assist to back Jonathan Quick's 35-save effort. The Kings use their home-ice advantage well and grab an early lead over San Jose in the Western Conference Semifinals.
Jonathan Quick made 35 stops today to earn the shutout. By his recent standards, a slightly above-average performance. But what about the other guys?
In another one-goal affair, the Kings took care of business at Staples. Dustin Penner's second-period buzzer beater proved to be the game-winner. LA wins the first-round series 4 games to 2 and awaits either San Jose or Anaheim in the next round.
The Kings needed a road win and got it; Carter's two goals gave them a lead, and though the Blues scored with less than a minute to go, Voynov scored in overtime to give the Kings a precious Game 5 victory. The Kings can close it out in Game 6.
The offenses came to life for both teams, but LA dominated the third and came back from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to win 4-3. Kopitar broke his slump with the equalizer, and Williams continued his fantastic play with the game-winner. Series tied, 2-2.
Mark your calendars: the NHL has confirmed the outdoor Kings-Ducks matchup at Dodger Stadium, and a date and time have been set. The event will be part of the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series.
Jonathan Quick's 30 saves ensure that Slava Voynov's goal will stand up, as the Kings weather a third period storm to win Game 3. Justin Williams is awesome, the Kings PK bends but doesn't break, and Los Angeles now trails 2-1 in the WCQF.
The Kings suffer a 2-1 defeat for the second consecutive game; this time Quick allows a more traditional goal in the dying moments of the third. He takes the blame, but the offense struggles to score despite an improved showing.
Quick makes 40 saves, giving Justin Williams the opportunity to rescue the Kings with a late goal to force overtime. But an awful turnover behind the net in OT -- during a four-minute power play -- gives St. Louis the win in the series opener.
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Manchester starts the Calder Cup Playoffs with two overtime losses in their best-of-five series, while Ontario loses twice and now trails 3-2 in their series. Both teams now return home with some work to do.
At the Staples Center, the Kings hold off the Sharks for a 3-2 regulation victory, allowing them to move ahead of San Jose in the final standings. For the fourth straight season, the Kings finish second in the Pacific Division. Hello, St. Louis!
The Kings will face either the Vancouver Canucks, the St. Louis Blues, or the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. How can each matchup happen? We break it down.
Quick makes 33 saves to keep it close, but gets no help from the defense or the offense in this one. Two little-used forwards generate the Detroit winner, but Datsyuk and Zetterberg do most of the work as LA's skilled forwards are quiet.
The Minnesota really needed a win tonight to solidify playoff position, and they outplayed the Kings on the way to a crucial victory. LA still controls their destiny in regards to home ice in the first round, but they just lost some wiggle room.
Plus, examining the Kings' own playoff situation, Dustin Brown is recognized (and interviewed), and a surprise proposal!
It looked like the Kings were destined to lose after some shoddy refereeing and an early-third period deficit, but they fought back to win 4-3 in OT. Brown scores two goals and is the center of tension, while Carter has two assists and the OT winner.
Jonathan Quick makes 20 saves, outdueling Vezina candidate Sergei Bobrovsky to earn the W in an important Western Conference matchup. Matt Greene plays 16 minutes in his first game back, and Doughty scores his fifth goal in seven games.
Bad news: Raffi Torres scored the shootout winner, Kings couldn't solve Niemi, Sharks pulled even in points, Raffi Torres. Good news: Kings earned a point to remain in fourth place on the tiebreaker, Quick was very good, and the team played well.
Not a great game, but back-to-back goals by Carter and Richards and a dominant first period provided enough of a cushion for the Kings. The Avs outplay the Kings in the second and third, but LA goes 3-for-3 in the shootout to earn the bonus point.