Brown's goal ties the game last in third

H0ckeywood Tonight

The Kings have one period left to get this game in control.Things don't bode well for them, when Frolov gets called for holding. The Kings catch a break when Penner's face takes a Tom Gilbert shot off his grill, stopping play. But Dustin Brown gets 2 minutes for hooking, bringing out the Boo Birds.

But Quick remains solid in net, turning back several Oiler shots. The penalty is killed off, and the Kings need to start working on changing the momentum again in the period. It's been all Edmonton thus far, pumping seven shots at Quick, mostly on the PP.

Simmonds gets a penalty for holding, putting the Kings on the PK again. Patrick O'Suulivan tips the puck and gets a breakaway and skates in on Roloson. But he can't get a clear shot, and the puck pops high in the air. PLay stops and O'Sullivan is mad at himself, hitting himself in the helmet, for not tying this game up.

The Oilers are playing keep away now, killing off valuable minutes. The Kings are going to need a catalyst soon, before a lapse in defensive judgement costs them.

Brown gets absolutely mugged by Ethan Moreau, causing Brown's helmet to skitter across the ice. Matt Greene takes exception to this and engages Moreau in the quickest fight I've ever seen. They both fall to the ice, without throwing a punch, and are called for... fighting? I guess they have to call fighting, since falling isn't a penalty in the NHL. If that were the case, half the Oilers would be in the box.

We're seeing Doughty and Johnson on the same defensive line most of the game, and they seem a little out of sorts. That's to be expected, as both are relatively young and eager to jump up in the play. When they don't share a line, they do well. They just need time to adjust to one another.

Two minutes left, and the sustained pressure we've seen is tailing off. It's getting sloppy down there, as the Kings muster up a little offense. Andrew Cogliano gets called for hooking, and the Kings get a final chance to even this game. The Kings are buzzing, so much in fact that Roloson loses his stick, causing for some excitement around the crease. It's Brown, Handzus, Frolov, Stoll and Quincey, then Murray pulls Quick to make it 6-on-4. Kopitar joins the play, and Frolov rockets one toward they net, finding Brown's stick, who pops it past Roloson to tie the game, and the sold-out Staples Center explodes in cheers. This is what they were waiting for, the once-lowly Kings are now being considered by some as the Comeback Kings.

The Kings now have shot 37 times against Roloson, who has seen a lot of rubber. Quick has seen almost half of that total, keeping the Kings in the game before Brown sends this game into OVERTIME!!!

Third period: Kings 2, Oilers 2
 

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