The Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings met in southern California on a day in which a Cal-bred horse named California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby — so to say things were coming up California on Saturday is to sort of understate things. But while it was a day of celebration in California, only one of these two teams could walk away from Game 1 with a victory and it took until the third period to get some separation.
Alec Martinez struck first for the Kings in the first period but he was quickly answered by Matt Beleskey and the score remained tied at 1-1 through then ext period and a half. But in the third, Teemu Selanne brook the tied with a solid goal but one that was avenged with just over 0:06 seconds left in regulation.
Overtime hockey proved to yet again be entertaining for fans, and it produced a winner in the Los Angeles Kings who absolutely stole Game 1 against the Ducks.
We saw the Kings start horribly in their first round series against the San Jose Sharks but in case you didn’t notice, the Sharks have been fished out of the water by the Kings. While they can’t afford to go down 3-0 again this round, the Kings have shown resilience and proven that they may get down but never count them out.