Game 2: Kings 5, Blues 2 (FINAL) - LA Kings Insider

Who will take the momentum to the West Coast? It’s the Kings facing the St. Louis Blues in Game 2 of their second-round series. All the action is on CNBC 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 5, Blues 2: The Blues made it a three-goal game at the 5:16 mark. David Backes picked off Slava Voynov’s pass attempt, kept the puck in the Kings’ zone and passed to Matt D’Agostini. D’Agostini beat Quick with a high shot from the right circle.
End of period: The Blues outshot the Kings 28-21 for the game, but the Kings took a 2-0 series lead.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Elliott.
Kings 4, Blues 1: The Blues got on the scoreboard 18 seconds into the period. Andy McDonald was left open in the slot, and David Backes found him with a pass from the corner. McDonald deflected the puck into the net from close range. Kris Russell also picked up an assist.
Kings 5, Blues 1: The Kings regained their four-goal lead just 1:08 after McDonald’s goal. Justin Williams went to the front of the net, took Dustin Brown’s centering pass and beat Elliott from close range. Matt Greene also picked up an assist.
End of period: The Blues outshot the Kings 9-2 in the period. The Kings went 0-for-1 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. The Kings will be on the power play for the first three seconds of the third period.

Officials: Dan O’Rourke, Chris Rooney (referees); Brad Kovachik, Steve Miller (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.
Kings 1, Blues 0: The Kings took the lead just 31 seconds into the game. Dustin Penner drove to the net and was stopped by Elliott from close range, but Mike Richards skated in alone and scored on a rebound.
Kings 2, Blues 0: A shorthanded goal gave the Kings a two-goal lead with 5:44 remaining in the period. Dustin Brown forced a turnover in the St. Louis zone, then found Anze Kopitar open in the middle of the ice. Kopitar dangled the puck around Elliott and pushed it over the line just as he was hit in the back and sent flying.
Kings 3, Blues 0: The Kings took a three-goal lead with 1:23 remaining in the period. Jeff Carter took the puck to the net and had his shot from the right circle blocked, but the puck bounced back to him and Carter scored on a high wrist shot from the slot. Dustin Penner picked up an assist.
Kings 4, Blues 0: With 17 seconds remaining in the period, the Kings scored again. Justin Williams fought for the puck near the St. Louis net and won it, then wheeled and fed a centering pass toward Anze Kopitar, who was all alone and scored on a backhand from close range. Dustin Brown also picked up an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Blues 16-5 in the period. The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill, and scored a shorthanded goal.

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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.