Kings Steal Two Points From Flames With Miraculous 5-4 OT Thriller
April 6, 2016 - Finding Carter
CALGARY – If a Los Angeles Kings go on to win their third Stanley Cup this season, remember this moment.
The Kings were trailing a Calgary Flames with 36 seconds remaining in a game, and seconds divided from descending serve behind a Anaheim Ducks for initial place in a Pacific Division.
Miraculously, a Kings scored dual goals in an altogether camber of 76 seconds and stole a feat – and a dual points – from a Calgary Flames on Tuesday during Scotiabank Saddledome Arena.
Defenseman Kris Versteeg scored a game-tying idea with 36 seconds remaining in a third duration when he pacifist into a double to slap a puck into a net.
The Kings would send a diversion to overtime where Jeff Carter scored a game-winner on a breakway with a nifty left-right pierce past Calgary goalie Joni Ortio.
Momentarily, a Kings pierce behind into initial place in a Pacific Division as they are one indicate forward of a Anaheim Ducks. However, as of essay this, a Ducks reason a 1-0 lead over a Winnipeg Jets in a third duration during a pond. Should a formula hold, a Ducks would pierce behind into initial place with 3 games remaining, to a Kings dual games.
Mikael Backlund put Calgary on a house only 3:41 into a initial period. Backlund attempted a no-look pass to a slot, though got a felicitous rebound when a shot deflected off Anze Kopitar’s movement and into a net.
Milan Lucic evened a measure 6 mins after when Kopitar sent a behind pass to Lucic whose wristshot kick Joni Ortio for a restraining goal.
“Lucky” Lucic did it again only 14 seconds into a second duration when he spotless adult a Drew Doughty slap shot in front of a net to put a Kings forward 2-1.
Once again, Calgary answered when Hunter Shinkaruk was in a right place during a right time on a right side of a net for a equalizer.
The Flames stayed prohibited in a third duration as they took a lead 3-2 interjection to a Mark Giordano idea only 33 seconds in. Calgary started a duration on a energy play and squandered no time anticipating a net with their male advantage.
Andy Andreoff tied a diversion during 3-3 when he snuck in front of a Calgary defender and slapped a puck in to a behind of a net for a unassisted goal.
Deryk Engelland kick Jhonas Enroth tip shelf from a scarcely unfit angle on a right side of a ice and a Flames took a 4-3 lead. The Kings would answer with their backs to a wall and only 25 seconds remaining in a game.
Defenseman Krist Versteeg pacifist for a lax puck in front of a net and knocked it in for a game-tying goal, salvaging a essential indicate for a Kings and promulgation a diversion into overtime.
Jeff Carter did a rest from there as he scored a game-winning idea on a breakaway only 40 seconds into a 3-on-3 overtime period.