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Dustin Penner scored 17:42 into overtime and the Los Angeles Kings are headed to the Stanley Cup finals for the second time as a franchise after beating the Phoenix Coyotes with a 4-3 win in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday night.
Penner gathered a bouncing puck and beat Mike Smith between the pads for the game-winner, extending the Kings' road winning streak to an NHL-record eight straight games. Anze Kopitar scored a shorthanded goal, Drew Doughty had a goal and an assist, and Mike Richards also scored for Los Angeles.
The first team to go undefeated on the road to the Stanley Cup finals, the Kings will face the Devils or Rangers in Game 1 on June 6.
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In a gesture of citywide solidarity, two pro teams that also play in L.A. tweeted congratulatory messages to the Kings for their improbable run to the Stanley Cup Finals.
CAN'T GET IT RIGHT
At first it was NBC LA botching the Kings’ logo, then it was FOX’s Liz Habib butchering some highlights, and now it’s CBS’ turn to screw up something LA Kings-related.
CBS rolled some Kings mascot footage before showing Kings-Coyotes highlights from Game 4, but they used the Sacramento Kings mascot.
Disappointingly, the blunder gives CBS LA into repeat offender status...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Dustin Penner scored 17:42 into overtime and the Los Angeles Kings are headed to the Stanley Cup finals for the second time as a franchise after beating the Phoenix Coyotes with a 4-3 win in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday night.
Penner gathered a bouncing puck and beat Mike Smith between the pads for the game-winner, extending the Kings&...
After a 19-year wait, the Kings have returned to a land last traversed by Wayne Gretzky, Luc Robitaille, Kelly Hrudey and pals: the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Kings didn't make it easy on themselves. After winning the first three games of the Western Conference Finals against Phoenix, the Kings lost Game 4 at home before they won 4-3 in overtime on Tuesday night in Glendale, Ariz...
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The Los Angeles Kings pulled off an incredible feat on Tuesday night, eliminating the Phoenix Coyotes by winning yet another road game, 4-3 in overtime. The win gave the Kings a 4-1 series win and put them in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1993.
While Dustin Penner’s overtime goal won the game, Los Angeles wouldn’t have had a chance without goalie Jonathan...
What's to be said of this Los Angeles team that limped into the playoffs, and cruised to the Stanley Cup Finals in 14 games?
What's more impressive: That the Kings have scored goals at will after a season in which they couldn't buy one when they needed it most? Or, that Jonathan Quick has allowed 22 goals in the 14 games he's played?
What could be more remarkable...
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, ... Controversy aside, the reality is that the best team clearly won the series. There’s no denying that. And while you have to admire the incredible tenacity the Coyotes showed right to the end, playing a superb game Tuesday night in trying to stay alive, the deeper and more talented squad is representing the Western Conference in the Stanley Cup finals...
The Kings are back in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1993. Now, they just have to wait to find out if their captain will be on the ice with them for Game 1 next Wednesday. Dustin Brown's status should not be in question, but in this suspension-crazy era of NHL hockey, there will be plenty ready to call for him to be banned after a controversial hit just seconds...
Would you have assessed 2 for unsportsmanlike conduct to Drew Doughty? The call was 2 for interference and don’t forget it was in OT.
GLENDALE, Ariz. Staples Center will feel a whole lot roomier when the Kings return to Los Angeles.
The Lakers are gone and the Clippers are gone. The Kings will have the run of the building and the undivided attention of its fans as they chase a goal whose seeds were planted more than two decades ago.
Well probably have to get a bigger bandwagon, said forward Dustin Penner, who...
Here comes a Playoff Videos After Hours edition that has the Western Conference Champion Los Angeles Kings...
A hearty congrats to the LA Kings and the ECF goes on....have a great night everyone!
It was past nine minutes into the overtime period when Drew Doughty was seen erupting in anchor, while protesting an interference call handed down on the back end of the Los Angeles Kings’ zone.
The end result was anything but memorable for the Phoenix Coyotes.
Pitted against the second best penalty kill units this playoffs season, the ‘Yotes and coach Dave Tippett...
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