What can you say about this game? The series all of Southern California has been waiting for is going to Game 7. The Los Angeles Kings beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 to tie the series at 3 a piece. This just sets the stage for the biggest game in Calfornia hockey in EVER!
First, let us recap the game: Kings scored. Kings scored. Ducks scored. 2-1, there you go.
Okay fine… Jake Muzzin got his third goal of the playoffs from assists by Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik. Trevor Lewis scored going one-on-one with John Gibson, with assists from Justin Williams and Slava Voynov. Then Kyle Palmieri snuck a goal in going behind the net, blah, blah, blah! Look, the point is, this series has come down to one game. Friday night in Aanaheim, for a chance to go to the Western Conference Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks. It is on!
We do have to mention Jonathan Quick who was in top form tonight with 21 saves. He made his rookie counter part Gibson, look like, well, a rookie. Despite the lone goal he let through, he denied Anaheim everything. Anaheim seriously misjudged him and relied too much on their “savior” Gibson. Sooner or later, the young guys crack.
Game 7. If the Ducks win, it would be on the Kings for losing a 2-0 series lead. If the Kings win, the Ducks would be responsible for letting two elimination games slip through their fingers. This is everything. This is the way the first Ducks-Kings series should end. This is the way EVERY Ducks-Kings series should end.
Friday night in Southern Cali, watching hockey… it does not get much better than this!