The Ducks blew it, so now the Kings will have to play a decent team in the conference semi-finals.
In another one-goal affair, the Kings took care of business at Staples. Dustin Penner's second-period buzzer beater proved to be the game-winner. LA wins the first-round series 4 games to 2 and awaits either San Jose or Anaheim in the next round.
The Kings needed a road win and got it; Carter's two goals gave them a lead, and though the Blues scored with less than a minute to go, Voynov scored in overtime to give the Kings a precious Game 5 victory. The Kings can close it out in Game 6.
The Kings suffer a 2-1 defeat for the second consecutive game; this time Quick allows a more traditional goal in the dying moments of the third. He takes the blame, but the offense struggles to score despite an improved showing.