On Friay night in southern California, the Kings defeated the St. Louis Blues 2-1 to win he series 4-2. Former Edmonton Oiler Dustin Penner scored the game winning goal with two tenths of a second left in the second period to break a 1-1 deadlock.
The Kings will now face either the San Jose Sharks or the Anaheim Ducks in the second round. If Detroit eliminates Anaheim in game seven, the Kings will play the Sharks. However if Anaheim wins, the Kings will play the Ducks.
One of the funnies quotes in the Stanley Cup Playoffs came before the game from Kings head coach Darryl Sutter. When asked about Kings’ defenceman Robyn Regehr’s broken nose, Sutter said the following:
“Yeah, he got hit in the nose again. It was broke, so he can’t re-broke it.”