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Get your game notes: Kings at Ducks

May 5, 2014, 10:56 AM EDT

Marian Gaborik, Jonas Hiller, Ryan Getzlaf AP

Tonight on NBCSN, it’s the Anaheim Ducks hosting the Los Angeles Kings starting at 10 p.m. ET. Following are some game notes, as compiled by the NHL on NBC research team:

• Kings winger Marian Gaborik scored 12:07 into overtime – his second goal of the game and second career playoff OT winner – to lift Los Angeles past Anaheim in the first-ever postseason rendition of the “Freeway Face-off.” With the win, the Kings became the 11th different NHL team to win in OT this postseason. They had lost in their only other OT game, in Game 3 vs. San Jose. The only remaining team that has not won in overtime this postseason is Pittsburgh (0-3).

• Gaborik’s first goal of the night came with 7.0 seconds remaining to tie the game at 2-2. It was the latest game-tying playoff goal scored by a Kings player since Steve Bozek tied Game 3 of the 1982 Smythe Division semifinals vs. Edmonton with five seconds left, in the game dubbed the “Miracle on Manchester.” Gaborik later became the first player in Stanley Cup Playoffs history to score the OT winner after scoring the game-tying goal within the last 10 seconds of regulation. Elias Sports Bureau

• Kings center Anze Kopitar assisted on all three Kings goals in Game 1, raising his points total this postseason to an NHL-high 13 (4-9–13). Kopitar has at least one point in all eight of his team’s games, including three goals and four assists in his last three. He is the only player who has registered a point in all of his team’s games. (Minimum: five games) Chicago’s Brent Seabrook (2-7–9) has points in all five games that he has played in, but he missed three more due to suspension.

• Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf had two assists in Game 1, posting his fourth multi-point game of the postseason. The team captain has registered all nine of his points (three goals, six assists) at home, tied with Colorado’s Paul Stastny (behind Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon, with 10) for the league’s second-most on home ice this postseason.

• In Game 1, Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick made 33 saves to pick up his fifth straight win. Since losing the first three games of these playoffs, all vs. San Jose, Quick has rebounded in a big way.


• The Kings (20) and Ducks (29) combined for 49 blocked shots in Game 1, none more dramatic than Alec Martinez’s block of Corey Perry’s shot in overtime. Only one game this postseason has featured more blocked shots than the series opener between L.A. and Anaheim. Game 1 of the first-round series between Chicago (22) and St. Louis (28) had 50 total, in a game that went to triple overtime.

• Ducks winger Teemu Selanne gave his team a 2-1 lead in the third period, becoming the third-oldest player (43 years, 304 days) in NHL history to score in a playoff game. Only Gordie Howe (52 years, nine days, Hartford) and Chris Chelios (45 years, 86 days, Detroit) were older. Elias Sports Bureau

  1. patthehockeyfan - May 5, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    Kopi, Quickie, Dewey – The Kings’ Triple Crown


  2. blomfeld - May 5, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Person A: maybe now the ‘no content’ whiners will shut their traps eh ?

    Person B: no kidding man ! … this is a terrific article indeed


    I say ‘bravo’ to the NBC Research Team who put together this detailed and ‘well researched’ pre-game analysis ! Man have we Kings ever turned things around eh ?
    All of my ‘favorites’ are playing like studs including Quick, Doughty, Carter, Martinez, Kopitar, Stoll, etc … I just hope that Mitchell is going to be okay though. Anyway, even though we’ve already got the split, it sure would be nice to head back to Staples up 2-0 for a change …

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • cyggyx1 - May 6, 2014 at 12:59 AM

      Funny how this news article wasn’t written by PHT staff writers. LOL
      Maybe this site should turn into yahoo, and just post articles from Actual news/sports writers

      oh and Blomfelcher, your just not funny and like the writers here, you rely so much on video clips, and lame ones at that.

  3. lovemyducks - May 5, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Calm down Queens! It’s only GAME 1.

  4. slysipops - May 5, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    WHETHER you for the KINGS or the DUCKS…… it don’t matter ! IT’S ALL ……

    • slysipops - May 5, 2014 at 6:33 PM

      some locals are just better suited for : sun bleached hair…. surfing….beach volley ball…..crochett …. just sayin’……………. stay thirsty my friends !

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