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Rich Hammond: Kings: The Walking Undead

Five times in the last 21 days, the Kings have played a game that could end their season. They went 4-0 against San Jose in the first round, and Wednesday’s victory forced a Game 7 on Friday in Anaheim.

Mark Whicker: Gibson takes loss, blame, but series isn’t done

Gibson hasn’t gotten where he is by giving up consecutive softies. The issue is whether the Ducks can remember how to beat Quick, or whether he’s forgotten, again, how to lose.

Jeff Miller: After witnessing Game 6, all is OK

The Kings’ victory sets up a Game 7 on Friday at Honda Center, and is anyone really surprised that the historic first postseason series between these Southland rivals is going the distance? Hey, it’s history, folks. History takes a long time to happen.


Pierre LeBrun: Kings come up big once again

Rookie John Gibson was solid in his third straight start for the Ducks, stopping 21 of 23 shots, but it’s the second goal he gave up, to Trevor Lewis, that had a foul odor to it. Lewis beat Gibson with a soft wrist shot that squeezed through the rookie’s pads at 14:04 of the middle frame to make it 2-0, a killer of a goal to give up and definitely one he needs to have.


Curtis Zupke: Kings hold off Ducks to force Game 7

Los Angeles is also 5-0 in these Stanley Cup Playoffs when leading after two periods after it closed out Anaheim to trigger falling confetti in the last thrilling series installment at Staples Center. The Kings held the Ducks scoreless on five power plays after Anaheim went 4-for-8 in Games 3, 4 and 5, and they held captain Ryan Getzlaf point-less for the first time in the series

Curtis Zupke: Ducks’ Gibson on Lewis goal: ‘It happens’

It was obviously a bit surprising to see him slip for the first time, but Gibson made up for it with a sprawling glove save on Kings defenseman Drew Doughty later in the second period. He finished with 21 saves on 23 shots.

Corey Masisak: Kings overcome more adversity, force Game 7

Based on wins and losses, the Kings have been very streaky during the regular season and in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But the reality is they’re often consistent about the plan and the way they go about their business.


LuckieDuckie8: Ducks @ Kings Game 6 Recap: Missed Opportunity

I do not blame John Gibson for the loss of Game 6 by any means. It was a team loss. With that being said–that second goal was by far the softest goal I have seen in this season’s playoffs. It was unfortunate. Like I said, the loss of Game 6 is by no means attributed to only this goal since the Ducks had their chances to tie it up. But if only Gibson timed it perfectly to sit on that puck.