There is no denying that Dustin Penner saves his heroics for the playoffs. Friday night, Penners second goal of the series with just two-tenths of a second left in the second period was the game winner and series clincher in a 2-1 Kings victory.
With time winding down, Penner got a little help from the bench and rocketed a shot past a surprised Brian Elliott.
I think there was probably 20 guys and three coaches yelling for me to shoot, said Penner. I dont think Ive ever scored with 0.2 second left or whatever it was. Ill take it. It was a fortunate break for us. The bench was yelling to shoot (the puck), so I knew I didnt have much time and just tried to put everything into it.
That was huge, said Drew Doughty. It kind of deflated the Blues and at the same time picked us up. We didnt have a good second period. They were all over us. Quickie made some big saves to keep us in the game. Getting that goal at the end of the period was a dagger to them and they werent the same team in ...