The long wait is over, and it’s time for the second round of the playoffs, with the Kings facing the St. Louis Blues in Game 1. All the action is on NBC Sports Network and on 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game updates here as well, along with a live chat with Jim Fox…

THIRD PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Elliott.
Kings 3, Blues 1: With Elliott on the bench, Dustin Penner used the boards the send the puck into the empty net and clinch the game for the Kings with 14.2 seconds remaining.
End of period: The Kings took a 1-0 lead in the series. Shots were 29-29.

SECOND PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Elliott.
Kings 2, Blues 1: The Kings took the lead on Matt Greene’s shorthanded goal with 1:03 remaining. Dustin Brown picked up the puck in the neutral zone and took it to the net with speed. Elliott made the stop, but Greene crashed the net and knocked in the rebound from close range.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Blues 9-8 in the period. The Kings did not have a power play and went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill, with a shorthanded goal. The Blues will be on the power play for the first 47 seconds of the third period.

FIRST PERIOD
Officials: Eric Furlatt, Stephen Walkom (referees); Brian Murphy, Jonny Murray (linesmen).
Lineups: Kyle Clifford, Davis Drewiske, Andrei Loktionov and Kevin Westgarth are the Kings’ scratches.
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Blues’ Brian Elliott.
Blues 1, Kings 0: The Blues dominated the action early and scored the series’ first goal at the 9:16 mark. Alex Pietrangelo took a slap shot from the right point through heavy traffic, and David Perron got the deflection and the goal past a screen Quick. T.J. Oshie also picked up an assist.
Kings 1, Blues 1: The Kings tied the game with 3:02 remaining in the period. Dustin Penner showed great poise as he carried the puck to the goal line, to the left of the net, then made a perfect centering pass. Slava Voynov pinched down from the right side and scored on a one-timer. Mike Richards also picked up an assist.
End of period: The Blues outshot the Kings 13-11 in the period. The Kings went 0-for-1 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill.

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