Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 2

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Los Angeles 27-16-1-4 19-4-0-1 8-12-1-3 W3
St. Louis 29-17-1-1 15-8-0-1 14-9-1-0 L3


Kings 3, Blues 2 (OT): Defenseman Slava Voynov scored eight minutes into overtime as visiting Los Angeles claimed a 3-2 lead in its Western Conference first-round series against fourth-seeded St. Louis.

Justin Williams carried the puck down the left wing during a 3-on-2 rush and dished it to Anze Kopitar, who quickly fed an open Voynov. The blue-liner fired the puck between Brian Elliott's pads from the right faceoff circle for his second game-winning goal of the series.

Jeff Carter scored twice, Mike Richards recorded two assists for the second straight game and Jonathan Quick made 34 saves for the fifth-seeded Kings, who host Game 6 on Friday with the chance to close out the series. The reigning Stanley Cup champions ended their eight-game road winless streak, posting their first victory away from home since March 31 at Dallas.

Alex Steen and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo tallied while Elliott turned aside 22 shots for St. Louis, which had its eight-game home winning streak snapped.

Carter opened the scoring 14 seconds into the second period by burying a rebound on the doorstep and Steen scored his third goal of the series at 6:46 to forge a tie. Carter converted a power-play opportunity at the 54-second mark of the third session to give Los Angeles a 2-1 lead, but Pietrangelo beat a screened Quick with 44.1 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: All five games of the series have been one-goal decisions. ... Voynov scored the lone goal in Los Angeles' 1-0 victory in Game 3. ... St. Louis RW Vladimir Tarasenko was a healthy scratch after making his Stanley Cup playoff debut in Game 4. The 21-year-old saw only 5:51 of ice time and did not record a shot on goal in Monday's loss. ... The Kings have scored seven goals over the last two games after totaling three tallies in the first three contests.

Top Game Performances

Los Angeles   St. Louis
Jeff Carter 2 Points Alex Pietrangelo 1
Jeff Carter 2 Goals Alex Pietrangelo 1
Anze Kopitar 2 Assists David Backes 1
Jeff Carter 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Quick .944 Save Percentage Brian Elliott .880
Jonathan Quick 34 Saves Brian Elliott 22

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 25 3 1-2 1-1 2 32
St. Louis 36 2 0-1 1-2 4 32

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play its next game on the road against Los Angeles. The Blues have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .526 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play its next game at home against St. Louis. The Kings have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .619 after a loss.
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