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Kings come up short in OT against Canucks
by Nick Hamilton (@NickHamiltonLA)
Brock Boeser scored the winning goal in overtime, that lifted the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-3 victory over the L.A. Kings on Saturday afternoon. The Canucks lead 2-0 midway through the second period, until the Kings got active and Jake Muzzin scored with 4:51 left in the period. Approximately a minute later, Dustin Brown scored a goal that tied the game 2-2.
“I thought we had good looks. It was a good start and we were in the right positions a lot of the times, Kings forward Dustin Brown said. "We had three, four, five plays there with the puck on the wrong side, just those kind of plays. Those things are going to happen. That’s what the preseason is for.”
In the third period, Los Angeles was on fire, as Oscar Fantenberg gave the Kings the lead. Sven Baertschi tied the game for Vancouver with approximately 2:55 remaining the third period.
"Yeah it’s big for us. We started really well and obviously throughout the game, the second period wasn’t our best period," Baertschi said about the win. "But we got on point, especially that last ten minutes.”
Even though Jonathan Quick started the game with nine saves on 11 shots, but Darcy Kuemper was credited with the loss giving two crucial goals.
Vancouver Starting goalie Jacob Markstrom shut down all 19 shots that came his way. Anders Nilsson was credited with the win for Vancouver. He made 10 saves and had the primary assist on Boeser’s goal.