Goal delusions

I wasn't able to turn on last night's game until the first intermission, so I missed the goal that put the Rangers into the lead.

I did see Martin St Louis' goal-crashing score, as he was the first to capitalize on a rebound, six minutes and change into the period.

And I saw the Kings kill a penalty that came a few seconds later.  On that PK, they got two offensive zone faceoffs, and started a breakaway that led to a Dustin Brown goal a couple seconds after the penalty expired.  Very nice play all around.

That left the Kings still a goal behind.  They got a number of chances over the rest of the period, but weren't able to get the puck behind Lundqvist again.  In fact, they exerted a lot of pressure, but Hank did not break.

Over the rest of the game, shots were around 26-3 in favor of Los Angeles (and had been in LA's favor the whole game).  Fenwick was heavily favoring the visitors as well, though not as dramatically as shots, of course (31-13, as near as I can tell).

In the game, the Kings managed to put the puck on the goal line at least twice (maybe three times), but neither goalie allowed another score.

So the series heads back to LA, where the Kings will attempt to finish off the Rangers on home ice.  I imagine LA's fans aren't terribly upset about last night, for that reason.  We'll see if the team can manage it.

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