WATCH: Kings D Alec Martinez saves game with shot block in OT
Kings defenseman Alec Martinez had the save of the game when he blocked a Corey Perry shot from close range to keep it from going into the wide open net in overtime.
The Anaheim Ducks had good pressure in the Kings zone and were buzzing around the Los Angeles net. The Kings had a couple chances in tight, with Jonathan Quick making a save or two along the way. Quick eventually found himself out of position as the puck skidded to Corey Perry, who scored 43 goals this season.
That’s where Martinez came in. As Perry went to put the shot on net, Martinez dropped to his knee and like a goaltender, made a bit of a pad save. The puck was then cleared away with Perry left to look on in disbelief as he was thisclose to ending the game.
GIF via @PeteBlackburn:
Martinez actually scored the Kings’ first goal of the game as well, but that block in front may go down as his most memorable play from Game 1.
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