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This series is turning into barnburner. It has been an edge of your seat, perspiration inducing match. My hair is turning grey, my voice is becoming course from screaming and I'm exhausted. For the second time, the Kings and Canucks go to overtime to decide the winner. Unlike a couple of days ago, the Kings came out the victor. Series tied 1 to 1.
The best quote of the game comes from Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, who let out his inner Yogi Berra. On being in the playoffs: "It's all mental. You just can't think about it."
The Kings were not rattled and they did not buckle under. After going down 2 goals to 0 after the 1st period, they fought back to score 2 of their own in the 2nd period. From there, there was a lot of neutral ice play and bone rattling offensive rushes for both teams. Eventually, the game ends in regulation tied at 2. Then, in overtime, Kings centerman, Anze Kopitar, slaps in a shot from the circle on the power to play to win it. Kings Win!
It was exhilarating and rewarding, and I can't wait for Monday's game at the Staples Center to come around.