Last night in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks met in the third game seven of the second round.
Los Angeles Kings – 6 Anaheim Ducks -2 (Kings win series 4-3)
*The Kings continued to stay perfect in elimination games, moving to 6-0 in this years playoffs when it’s a “win or go home” situation. This one wasn’t close as the Kings got five unanswered goals from five different players before the Ducks finally got on the board late in the second period. Justin Williams got the scoring started just 4:30 into the game and his goal was followed by goals from Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Anze Kopitar, and Marian Gaborik. Ducks rookie goalie John Gibson was yanked after giving up four goals on 18 shots. Jonathan Quick made 25 saves in victory. The turning point of the game came early when Quick stopped Corey Perry on a penalty shot when the game was just 2-0 Kings. This game was likely the last of Teemu Selanne’s storied career. With the victory the Kings are back in the NHL Western Conference finals for a third straight year, setting up a rematch with the Chicago Blackhawks, who defeated them in five games last year. The conference finals start on Sunday in Chicago.