The Los Angeles Kings rode Jonathan Quick to a 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks to take the first two games on the road in their best of seven series and are 10 wins away from winning the Stanley Cup.
Quick made 36 saves on the night, including 14 in the final 20 minutes as Corey Perry, Matt Beleskey, Patrick Maroon and the Ducks peppered the Kings netminder as he stood tall and preserved a one-goal lead until Dwight King scored an empty-net goal at the 19:02 mark to put the game on ice.
Marian Gaborik picked up where he left off in Game 1 where he scored the game-tying goal and game-winner in overtime as he scored the game’s first goal 34 seconds into the game with assists going to Anze Kopitar, who has scored in all eight postseason games, and Dustin Brown.
Maroon tied it up for the Ducks at the 9:40 mark on the power play with assists going to Ryan Getzlaf and Cam Fowler, but the Kings answered 2:27 later on a goal by Alec Martinez with assists going to Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson.
The score would remain at 2-1 until King scored the empty-netter in the final minute to give the Kings their sixth straight playoff win since trailing 3-0 to the San Jose Sharks in the first round and with the series heading to L.A. for games 4 and 5, the Kings are in an awfully advantageous spot with a ton of momentum on their side.
Game 3 is Thursday from the Staples Center at 7:00 p.m. pacific time.