Game 3: Kings 4, Blues 2 (FINAL) - LA Kings Insider

Can the Kings keep it going at home? It’s the Kings facing the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of their second-round series. 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 2: Chris Stewart’s second goal of the game, 4:35 into the third period, pulled the Blues within one goal. Alex Pietrangelo took a shot from the left side and Quick made the stop, but couldn’t cover the rebound. Stewart in front, lunged and poked the rebound into the net. David Perron also picked up an assist.
Kings 4, Blues 2: The Kings regained their two-goal lead 8:12 into the period. Mike Richards held the puck in the right circle, and spotted the trailer, Drew Doughty, skating into the play. Doughty took the pass and took a shot from the high slot. Elliott made the stop, but the puck trickled behind him and over the line. Jeff Carter also picked up an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Blues 22-20 and took a 3-0 series lead.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Elliott.
Kings 1, Blues 1: The Blues tied the game just 1:13 into the second period. Kris Russell made a nice play at the offensive blue line to get the puck in, then pushed it to Chris Stewart, who entered the zone with speed. Stewart got around Slava Voynov and beat Quick with a backhand shot from close range.
Kings 2, Blues 1: The Kings regained the lead just 40 seconds after the Blues tied the game. Matt Greene’s pass off the boards found the stick of Dwight King, who had a step on the Blues’ defenders and took the puck to the net. King scored on a wrist shot from the right circle.
Kings 3, Blues 1: The Kings’ first power-play goal of the season gave them a two-goal lead with 9:31 remaining in the period. Anze Kopitar pushed the puck low to Mike Richards, who took a shot while level with the goal line. The shot hit Elliott, then snuck in short-side. Drew Doughty also picked up an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Blues 10-6 in the period. The Kings went 1-for-3 on the power play, and the Blues will be on the power play for the first 33 seconds of the third period.

Officials: Steve Kozari, Kevin Pollock (referees); Shane Heyer, Jay Sharrars (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: After a handful of strong scoring chances near the front of the net throughout the period, the Kings took the lead with 6:27 remaining. Justin Williams initially had the puck knocked off his stick, but the Kings retained control. Williams shot again from the right circle and Elliott made the stop, but the puck trickled past him and over the line before he could close his pads on the puck. Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar picked up assists.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Blues 8-4 in the period. The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill.

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

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.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

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


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.

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.