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WATCH LIVE: Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks

May 12, 2014, 9:16 PM EDT

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Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau hasn’t been afraid to take risks when it comes to his goaltending in the playoffs and it paid off big on Saturday.

With Los Angeles up 2-1 in the second round series, Anaheim turned to 20-year-old goaltender John Gibson, who is highly regarded, but had all of three games worth of NHL experience to that point. He stood tall against the Kings though, stopping all 28 shots he faced en route to a 2-0 victory.

So what can he do for an encore? He’ll get to play at home tonight, but the road team has won every game in this matchup so far.

“I know he’s calm and cool or whatever, but it’s our job to make his job a lot harder,” Kings forward Mike Richards said. “It’s a tough situation that he’s put in, with [Saturday] night maybe, possibly, their season on the line.

“It’s now a best-of-three series, so it’s a lot of pressure to put on a young kid.”

Game 5 will start at 10:00 p.m. ET and air on NBCSN. You can also stream it live:



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  1. blomfeld - May 12, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    THIS IS IT …

    All of us Kings fans know that tonight is our ‘biggest’ game of the year to date, no two ways about it. So like you, I’ll now settle in here in my drawing room to watch what will hopefully be another glorious win for Jonathan and crew. God speed friends and may victory be ours ! … comrade Blomfeld :)

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. suesawicki2000 - May 12, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    Hey NBC, there’s technology in todays previewing, since you don’t have the brains to put games on different channels, its call split screen, so Calif. can at least see the start of their game. Idiots!!!!!!!!!!!!

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