May 3, 2012 6:45 pm

Game 3: Kings 4, Blues 2 (FINAL)

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…

THIRD PERIOD
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.

SECOND PERIOD
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.

FIRST 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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