The Los Angeles Kings are officially the ninth team in the NHL to comeback form a series 3-0 deficit to make a push for a game seven after a 4-1 victory at STAPLES Center on Monday against the San Jose Sharks.
The Kings continued with their success method; top notch defensive play, extreme goal tending, offensive push, speed, and physicality. The game was filled with several bad calls by the refs, but the Kings still dominated the game and got the win.
Stalock was in net for the Sharks on Monday, not Niemi, but that proved to still be no challenge for the Kings. Quick made 25 saves, the Kings killed four major penalties (one a 3 on 5) and took advantage of one out of four penalties. The Kings dominated in shots, hits and blocked shots.
A total of 23 penalties were called as expected in such a physical series. 17 alone were in the third period. The calls ranged from fighting, interference, high-sticking, kneeing, unsportsman-like conduct, hooking, roughing and misconduct.
The first period ended with a 1-0 lead by the Kings with a goal form Justin Williams assisted by Drew Doughty and Jake Muzzin.
The second period only had a goal from the Sharks to tie the game.
In the third period in a matter of three minutes the Kings scored three goals. The first came from Williams assisted by Robyn Regehr and Anze Kopitar. The second goal came from Kopitar assisted by Williams and Dwight Kings. The third and final goal came on a power play from Kopitar, with the assists to Doughty and Alec Martinez.
Eight penalties were calling in the final minute when Joe Thornton shoved Doughty to the ground onto Quick, and Quick went after Thornton, and Stoll and King jumped in along with three other Sharks.
The series is tied 3-3 and game seven will be at SAP Center on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
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- Game 3 Round 1: Los Angeles Kings Fall 4-3 in Overtime to the San Jose Sharks
- Round 1, Game 1, Los Angeles Kings Fall 6-3 to the San Jose Sharks
- Game 2, Round 1: Los Angeles Kings Fall 7-2 to the San Jose
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