Kings maintain two goal lead after two
The Kings get a power play early when Mattias Ohlund gets yanked for high-sticking. Teddy Purcell's shot rings off the post, in what was a sure goal for the Kings. Other than that, the Kings come up empty. The Canucks look sloppy, turning over the puck in their own zone, and allowing the Kings to set up like they were on the PP.
Stick in a Box finally tallies a goal, as Alex Burrows shoots the puck from Figueroa past Quick for his 19th goal of the season. It was the same type of flukey goal that Loungo let in last period, and that was all Quick. Not entirely sure what Burros was thinking when he pretends he's shooting an arrow. Then again, I don't know what I'd do if I scored a goal like that. The last time I scored, I high-fived a teammate so hard, I dislocated my shoulder. Couldn't play the rest of the game.
For all their focus and determination in the first, the Kings look sloppier this period. But the Canucks have been sloppier, as they get called for too many men on the ice. Moller snaps a shot at Loungo, who snatches it in his glove. Moller was really quick setting up the power play, and can turn on the jets when he has to.
Kyle Quincey and Mats Sundin collide in front of Quick, and Sundin gets called for checking. Quincey shows incredible patience, as the PokerStars.net star tries to bait him into fighting. Jarret Stoll roofs a puck over Luongo's glove for his second goal of the game, as Staples erupts in celebration. Quincey gets his revenge, when he assists on the goal. Suck that, Sundin.
Alain Vigneault can only shake his head when Kevin Bieksa trips Kopitar to put the Kings on the PP again going into the commercial break. At Staples they had a fan do the old Card Sharks game, guessing higher or lower to win some prize. I wasn't really paying attention, however I caught when he won, he hugged the Ice Girl standing next to him. There's a prize worth playing for... not that pretzels are a bad thing.
Gauthier is back in the box for tripping, and Frolov carries the puck in deep into the Canucks' zone, with two players on him. I don't know how he can hold onto the puck so long, with players swiping at him and hitting him. But the dude's got Velcro or something on his stick.
The Kings had 11 shots in the second and held the Canucks to five. L.A. is ranked second in shots allowed in the NHL, and have really seemed to buy into Murray's system. Here's hoping the Kings can hold on...