The Kings jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first period before giving up seven straight goals. Quick once again struggled but Coach
Quick made 30 saves to help the Kings stave off elimination for the second time in the series. The shutout was Quick's first in a playoff since last year's second-round series against the Sharks, and it came in San Jose, where the Kings had not won a playoff game since 2011. Tyler Toffoli,
Justin Williams scored his second goal of the night and Kopitar added two as the Kings rode a three-goal third period to victory and forced a Game 7 in San Jose. By doing so, the Kings became the ninth team in
The Kings fell behind when the Sharks'
Gaborik scored with seven seconds left in the third period to tie the score and again 12 minutes into overtime to give the Kings the Game 1 victory. Gaborik became the first player in playoff history to score in the last 10 seconds of regulation and then score the game-winner in overtime.
Quick had 36 saves to lead the Kings to a Game 2 victory against the Ducks. Gaborik scored 34 seconds into the game to give the Kings the lead but the Ducks'
The Ducks took the lead with a Corey Perry goal 4:06 into the first period and never relinquished it. Carter tied the score 4 minutes and 59 seconds into the second period but
Twenty-year-old rookie goaltender John Gibson made his NHL playoff debut for the Ducks. He made 28 saves in his shutout performance which lifted the Ducks past the Kings to tie the series, 2-2. Two first-period goals were enough to earn the Ducks a Game 4 victory.
Smith-Pelly's two goals in the second period helped stave off a Kings comeback to give the Ducks the victory in Game 5 and the series lead. Gaborik scored two goals, one at 18:42 in the second period and one at 14:12 in the third period, which brought the Kings within 4-3 with six minutes to go. But the Ducks defense, led by Gibson's 39 saves, held strong to secure the win.
Quick had 21 saves and goals by Muzzin and Trevor Lewis gave the Kings just enough to squeeze past the Ducks and force a Game 7 in Anaheim. Muzzin scored 8 minutes and 16 seconds into the first period and Lewis doubled that in the second period. The Ducks'
Quick had 25 saves and six different Kings got on the scoreboard as the team routed the Ducks to advance to the conference finals for the third year in a row, where they would face the defending
The Kings trailed Chicago 2-1 heading into the third period, but the offense came alive with three goals from Carter and one each from Muzzin and Toffoli in the final period to give the Kings a 6-2 win and even the series at one. The victory snapped the Blackhawks' 7-0 home record during this postseason. The Kings also spoiled another statistic for Chicago — the team had not given up more than four goals in a playoff game.
Carter scored once and added two assists in the Kings' victory that gave them a 2-1 series lead. The Kings trailed twice in the first period, 1-0 and then 2-1, both times after goals by Toews, but took the lead in the second period on a Toffoli goal and did not look back. Toffoli and Pearson extended their four-game point-scoring streaks; Pearson with the assist to Carter and Toffoli with a goal at 14:19 of the second period.
Muzzin, Gaborik and Brown scored in the first period to give the Kings an early 3-0 lead. Doughty continued the scoring fest in the second period before Saad finally pulled one back for Chicago.