Exhibition game: Penguins 3, Kings 2 (FINAL, SO) - LA Kings Insider

Here’s how tonight’s game went in Kansas City between the Kings and Pittsburgh Penguins, a 3-2 shootout loss for the Kings.

SHOOTOUT
In goal: It’s still Bernier vs. Fleury.

Kings: Johnson, save.
Penguins: Malkin, GOAL.
Kings: Richards, save.
Penguins: Kennedy, off post.
Kings: Stoll, GOAL.
Penguins: Letestu, save.
Kings: Brown, save.
Penguins: Neal, wide.
Kings: Williams, save.
Penguins: Kunitz, save.
Kings: Penner, save.
Penguins: Staal, save.
Kings: Hunter, save.
Penguins: Park, save.
Kings: Lewis, save.
Penguins: Niskanen, GOAL.

OVERTIME
In goal: It’s still Bernier vs. Fleury.
End of period: Shots were 41-21 in the game in favor of Pittsburgh as we head to a shootout. The Penguins had a power play in the final 27 seconds but couldn’t score.

THIRD PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Bernier vs. Fleury.
Kings 1, Penguins 1: The Penguins beat Bernier for the first time 3:45 into the third period, when Deryk Engelland took a pass in open ice on the right side and beat Bernier with a sharp wrist shot. Assists went to Joe Morrow and Eric Tangradi.
Penguins 2, Kings 1: The Kings killed all of a Pittsburgh 5-on-3 advantage for 1:43, but the Penguins took the lead seven seconds after it ended with an even-strength goal. Chris Kunitz crashed the net and tapped in a centering pass from Tyler Kennedy. The goal came 9:07 into the third period, at which point the Kings had still not recorded a shot on goal.
Kings 2, Penguins 2: On the Kings’ third shot on goal of the period, they tied the game with 6:17 remaining in regulation. With Trent Hunter running traffic in front of Fleury, Jarret Stoll shot from the outside of the right faceoff circle. The rebound kicked left, to Alec Martinez, who pinched down and scored before Fleury could scramble right. The goal came with two seconds remaining on a power play, and Justin Williams also got an assist.
End of period: The game heads to overtime after a third period in which the Penguins outshot the Kings 15-3.

SECOND PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Bernier vs. Fleury.
End of period: The Penguins outshot the Kings 12-6 in the period, and shots are 21-16 in favor of Pittsburgh through two periods. The game was penalty-free until 2:54 remained in the period, when Jordan Nolan got called for an obvious cross-check. Think the referees have an early-morning flight? Bernier has been very strong in this game, as the Kings’ defense got loose in this period.

FIRST PERIOD
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Bernier against the Penguins’ Marc-Andre Fleury.
Kings 1, Penguins 0: The Kings took a 1-0 lead 4:31 into the first period. Alec Martinez’s point shot got deflected on its way to the net, and Jarret Stoll crashed the net from the right side to knock the puck in before Fleury could recover. Dustin Brown also got an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Penguins 10-9 in a penalty-free first period. First sign you know you’re in a non-hockey market? The puck goes into the netting and the PA announcer says, “Puck out of play.” Thanks. And, wherever you are in the world, if you open your window/door after a goal, you’ll hear the horn. The Kings did a good job of getting pucks to the net throughout the period, and the teams had some entertaining end-to-end play at times.

Rules for Blog Commenting
  • - No profanity, slurs or other offensive language. Replacing letters with symbols does not turn expletives into non-expletives.
  • - Personal attacks against other blog commenters, and/or blatant attempts to antagonize other commenters, are not tolerated. Respectful disagreement is encouraged. Posts that continually express the same singular opinion will be deleted.
  • - Comments that incite political, religious or similar debates will be deleted.
  • - Please do not discuss, or post links to, websites that illegally stream NHL games.
  • - Posting under multiple user names is not allowed. Do not type in all caps. All violations are subject to comment deletion and/or banning of commenters, per the discretion of the blog administrator.
Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

VIEW ALEC MARTINEZ POSTS
Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

VIEW ANZE KOPITAR POSTS
Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

VIEW DREW DOUGHTY POSTS
Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
VIEW TYLER TOFFOLI POSTS

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

VIEW JEFF CARTER POSTS
Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

VIEW JONATHAN QUICK POSTS