All those tight, low scoring games during the regular season finally paid off for the Los Angeles Kings when it mattered most in the playoffs.
Just as he did all year, goaltender Jonathan Quick kept the Kings in the game long enough to score just enough. Fourth-liner Brad Richardson tied it early in the third period and Jarret Stoll scored the winner 4:27 into overtime as the Kings eliminated the Vancouver Canucks with a 2-1 win at Rogers Arena on Sunday night.
So much for the Presidents' Trophy-winning Canucks -- their season is over just five games into the playoffs against a Kings' team that barely qualified. But it was the way Los Angeles made the playoffs that paid off in Game 5.