Game 55: Panthers 3, Kings 1 (FINAL)

The Kings conclude their swing through the Southeast tonight, as they take on the Florida Panthers. All the action is on Fox Sports West and on 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game updates here as well…

In goal: Jonathan Bernier has replaced Quick at the start of the period, against Clemmensen.
Panthers 2, Kings 1: The Kings made it a one-goal game with 2:28 remaining. Dustin Brown carried the puck deep into the Florida zone, then spotted Drew Doughty, who pinched down toward the net. Doughty took the pass and one-timed it past Clemmensen, who tried to slide across for the save. Anze Kopitar also got an assist.
Panthers 3, Kings 1: Matt Bradley scored an empty-net goal with 48.4 seconds remaining, with assists to Shawn Matthias and Jason Garrison.
End of period: The Kings fell to 1-3-0 on this road trip. Shots were 23-23.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Clemmensen.
Panthers 1, Kings 0: The Panthers broke the scoreless tie 4:52 into the period on what was possibly their first real scoring chance of the game. Marcel Goc carried the puck into the Kings’ zone and had it deflected away just after he crossed the blue line, but Sean Bergenheim, from the high slot, smacked a long-range shot past Quick. Mike Weaver also got an assist.
Florida 2, Kings 0: Florida took a two-goal lead with 2:46 remaining in the period. Tomas Fleischmann, from behind the net, centered the puck to Mike Santorelli, who beat Quick with a high one-timer from the middle of the right faceoff circle. Shawn Matthias also got an assist.
End of period: The Panthers outshot the Kings 6-3 in a dreadful period for the Kings. The Kings did not have a power play and went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill. The Panthers will be on the power play for the first 1:40 of the third period.

Officials: Paul Devorski, Kyle Rehman (referees); Pierre Racicot, Jonny Murray (linesmen).
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Panthers’ Scott Clemmensen.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Panthers 11-5 in the scoreless period. The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and did not face a penalty kill. The Kings had a couple isolated scoring chances, and one shift by the Kopitar line in which they put sustained pressure on Clemmensen.

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