Live Blog: Los Angeles vs Colorado - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings 4, Colorado Avalanche 0
Third Period, 0:00 Remaining
FINAL

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Referees: Kyle Rehman #37, Dan O’Rourke #9
Linesmen: Vaughan Rody #73, Andy McElman #90

SOG: LAK – 32, COL – 15
PP: LAK – 0/4, COL – 0/1

LAK starters: G Jonathan Quick, D Derek Forbort, D Drew Doughty, RW Marian Gaborik, C Anze Kopitar, LW Milan Lucic
COL starters: G Reto Berra, D Nate Guenin, D Francois Beauchemin, RW Jarome Iginla, C Matt Duchene, LW Curtis Glencross

THIRD PERIOD
17:46 – Jarome Iginla and Dustin Brown drop the gloves deep in Los Angeles’ zone. No clear punches thrown, quick and easy.
17:46 – LAK PENALTY – Dustin Brown, Fighting major (5:00)
17:46 – COL PENALTY – Jarome Iginla, Fighting major (5:00)
15:27 – Jonathan Quick makes his best save of the game thus far, stoning Curtis Glencross on a back-door chance. Christian Ehrhoff’s stick helped subdue Glencorss’s bid.
14:17 – Trevor Lewis, Nathan McKinnon drop the mitts in front of Los Angeles’ bench after MacKinnon throws a rather heavy cross-check.
14:17 – LAK PENALTY – Trevor Lewis, Fighting major (5:00)
14:17 – COL PENALTY – Nathan MacKinnon, Fighting major (5:00)
13:33 – Marian Gaborik motors into Colorado’s zone, had space to work with, and fired a slap-shot that was denied by Berra.
10:49 – Kyle Clifford spends a solid 15 seconds circling Colorado’s perimeter with the puck on his stick, having trouble finding any open outlets. Gets a loud jeer from the crowd here at MGM.
8:43 – Quick swallows up a close chance by Alex Tanguay and John Mitchell.
7:28 – LAK GOAL 4-0 – Marian Gaborik handles a loose puck behind Colorado’s net, chips it past Berra from his knees, from the goal-line.
0:09 – Jonathan Quick STONES a Colorado forward on the back-door.
0:00 – That’s all she wrote. 4-0 Kings final.

SECOND PERIOD
20:00 – Round 2
18:38 – Dwight King can’t finish breakaway opportunity, Dustin Brown can’t bury the rebound.
17:01 – Trevor Lewis keeps his feet moving deep in Colorado’s zone while possessing the puck, draws a penalty.
16:54 – COL PENALTY – John Mitchell, Holding (2:00)
16:27 – Christian Ehrhoff, seeing PP time again, rips a shot from the point.
14:43 – LAK GOAL 3-0 – Trevor Lewis rips a shot through a Colorado defenseman’s legs, Berra screened.
12:10 – Quick gets what seems like his first test in forever when Brad Stuart fires a shot from the point – but misses net wide. Avs still at 4 total shots tonight.
10:59 – Michael Mersch gets to Colorado’s net hard on a loose puck eventually coralled by Reto Berra.
10:43 – Avs get arguably their best scoring chance of the night on a two-on-one sequence, can’t execute.
9:48 – Fourth line of Clifford, Lewis, and Nolan, possess the puck for extended time in Colorado’s zone for yet another shift.
9:02 – Dustin Brown finishes a strong hit on Nikita Zadarov.
8:57 – COL PENALTY – Nikita Zadarov, Cross-checking (2:00)
7:15 – Dustin Brown and Tyler Toffoli just miss connecting on a give-and-go sequence on the back-end of this PP.
2:36 – Kings dominating possession, pace of play – complete control of the game right now.
2:30 – COL PENALTY – Nikita Zadarov, Boarding (2:00)
0:00 – Kings can’t organize any real threat on late-period PP.

FIRST PERIOD
20:00 – Game on from Vegas!
14:58 – Kings are a’buzzin early, fourth line of Clifford, Lewis, Nolan applying a lot of pressure. Shots 4-1 Kings
14:50 – COL PENALTY – Carl Soderberg, Faceoff violation (2:00)
14:35 – Kopitar centering Carter and Gaborik on the first PP of the evening.
12:35 – Kings don’t record a single shot on first PP.
12:10: Nathan MacKinnon slides past a Derek Forbore step-up at the blue line, rips a shot off of the far post.
11:24: LAK GOAL 1-0 – Dwight King slides behind the net, finds Dustin Brown atop the crease with a backhand pass, Brown taps it past Berra.
8:45 – LAK PENALTY – Trevor Lewis, High-sticking (2:00)
7:50 – Nick Shore getting some time on the PK with Dwight King.
5:00 – LAK GOAL 2-0 – Fourth line wreaking havoc, again. Kyle Clifford stuff it past Berra with strong, stable positioning in front of Colorado’s net.
1:48 – Kopitar takes a hard cross-check from Mikko Rantanen behind the Kings’ net, pops back up, gives a quick glance his direction.
0:56 – Fourth line with another scoring chance generated by a hard forecheck. Clifford, Lewis, Nolan. Out. of. control.
0:00 – Solid period, huh?

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#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
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Handedness: Left

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#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

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#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

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#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
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Handedness: Right

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#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

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#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

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