Game 1: Kings 3, Blues 1 (FINAL) - LA Kings Insider

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…

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.

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.

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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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

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


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.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

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


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.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

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


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.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

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


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.