May 11, 2013
Penner's buzzer beater sends Kings past Blues and onto next round
By RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

Kings' Dustin Penner celebrates his second period goal against the Blues during Game 6 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series in Los Angeles, May 10, 2013. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

LOS ANGELES - Think of all the buzzer beaters Los Angeles has seen over the years.

Think of all the times Jerry West, Wilt the Stilt, Kareem, Magic and Kobe stuck a dagger in the hearts of the opposition as time was about to expire.

Dustin Penner can now take a place among all those greats in La La Land lore.

Penner's second-period buzzer beater was the series clincher in the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues Friday night which sends the defending Stanley Cup champions to the next round of the playoffs.

"That's as close to a fadeaway as it's gonna come," Penner said.

The Kings claimed the best-of-seven opening-round series in six games after dropping the first two in St. Louis.




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