Game 45: Kings 4, Flames 1 (FINAL)

Tonight, it’s a chance for someone to get revenge against his former team. That’s right, it’s Tim Jackman and the Calgary Flames hosting the Kings. All the action is on Fox Sports West and on 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game updates here as well…

THIRD PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Kiprusoff.
Kings 4, Flames 1: To punctuate a strong third period for the Kings, Dustin Brown scored an empty-net goal with 57 seconds remaining. Justin Williams and Drew Doughty got assists.

SECOND PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Kiprusoff.
Kings 1, Flames 0: The Kings broke the scoreless tie 27 seconds into the first period. Calgary defenseman Mark Giordano misplayed the puck near his own blue line, and Mike Richards jumped on the loose puck, skated in on a breakaway and beat Kiprusoff with a close-range backhand shot. Dustin Penner and Drew Doughty got assists.
Kings 2, Flames 0: The Kings took a two-goal lead at the 3:02 mark. Michael Cammalleri’s turnover put the puck on Mike Richards’ stick. A pass to Jarret Stoll led to a pass to Matt Greene, whose knuckleball medium-range shot beat Kiprusoff with Dustin Penner running traffic in front of the net. Greene now has a career-high three goals this season.
Kings 3, Flames 0: The Kings scored their third goal of the period with 5:12 remaining, just 15 seconds into a power play. Dustin Brown’s shot from the top of the circle got deflected wide. Justin Williams pushed the puck left and Anze Kopitar made a lunging effort for the puck and knocked it past Kiprusoff.
Kings 3, Flames 1: Calgary got on the scoreboard with a power-play goal with 4:08 remaining in the period. Michael Cammalleri, allowed room in front of the Kings’ net, tipped Anton Babchuk’s point shot past Quick from close range. Jay Bouwmeester also got an assist.
End of period: Shots were 12-12 in the four-goal period. The Kings went 1-for-2 on the power play and 1-for-2 on the penalty kill.

FIRST PERIOD
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Flames’ Miikka Kiprusoff.
End of period: Statistically, the first period has been the Flames’ best period this season, and they showed why as they outshot the Kings 11-6. The Flames had two shots hit the post in the final three minutes. The Kings went 0-for-1 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill.

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