The Los Angeles Kings gained a 4-3 shootout victory over the Eastern Conference leading Montreal Canadiens, Thursday night at the STAPLES Center. The Kings came into the game 1-7 in shootouts this season, but three shootout goals led to a crucial two points. Tonights gamed marked the 3,700th game in Kings history.
“We had a good start, we were all over them in the first half of the game,” said Kings forward Marian Gaborik, “and then we let it get away from us a little bit. It was a battle for 65-plus minutes, and the shootout was the difference.”
The Kings came into the game with speed scoring two goals. First Gaborik scored his 100th career power play goal with the assists to Brayden McNabb and Jake Muzzin. Then Jeff Carter tipped- in a shot with the assists to Dustin Brown and Justin Williams, ending the period 2-0 in their favor.
The second period was all about the Canadiens firing back to tie the game 2-2. Their goals came from Tom Gilbert and Brendan Gallagher.Read more... Join the Conversation...