Former Edmonton Oiler Dustin Penner scored the overtime winner with 2:18 left in the first overtime from Jeff Carter and Slava Voynov. Penner and Carter really played well with Mike Richards and give the Kings solid second line scoring.
Kings defenceman Drew Doughty was named the first star despite getting a two minute minor for interference in overtime. Doughty, who played with an incredible amount of emotion, led the Kings offensively with a goal and an assist and made a brilliant play defensively to break up an odd man rush for Phoenix.
The game did not occur without controversy however. On the shift before Penner’s game winner Kings’ captain Dustin Brown kneed Michal Rozsival of the Coyotes, but no penalty was given.
The Kings will now wait eight days before playing next. The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils are guaranteed to play at least six games which will take their series to at least Friday.
The Kings have now beaten the top three seeds, every division winner, in the Western Conference Playoffs.