--D Matt Greene scored a shorthanded goal with 1:03 remaining in the second period, which held up as the game-winning goal. The goal couldn't have been less likely. Not only was it a shorthanded goal, but it came from Greene, a physical, stay-at-home defenseman who, before Saturday, had not scored a goal in 35 career playoff games. Greene crashed the net and knocked in the rebound of a shot by LW Dustin Brown. Greene, an alternate captain and penalty-kill stalwart, scored four goals in the regular season and has scored a total of 11 goals in 461 regular-season games.
--G Jonathan Quick got some good news while the Kings waited for the start of their second-round series. This week, Quick was named as one of the three finalists for the Vezina Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL's top goalie. Quick is a finalist along with Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers and Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators. Quick led the league with 10 shutouts this season and was in the top five in goals-against average and save percentage. Quick allowed a total of only eight goals in five first-round games against Vancouver.
--LW Kyle Clifford is still trying to get back into the lineup after he suffered a concussion on April 11 in Game 1 of the first-round series against Vancouver. Clifford hasn't played since, but he has been a full participant in practice in the previous two days. "I feel good,'' Clifford said. "I started practicing yesterday. I've just got to keep getting ready for the next game, whenever it is, and keep going one day at a time. We can't get ahead of ourselves. I'll just stay positive.''
Clifford's spot on the Kings' fourth line has been filled by LW Brad Richardson, alongside C Colin Fraser and RW Jordan Nolan.
--Kyle Clifford (upper-body) is considered day-to-day.
--Simon Gagne (concussion) was put on injured reserve on Dec. 28 and is out indefinitely.
--Scott Parse (hip) was put on injured reserve on Nov. 9 and underwent surgery on Dec. 2. Parse is out indefinitely.
--Rob Scuderi, Drew Doughty.
--Willie Mitchell, Slava Voynov.
--Alec Martinez, Matt Greene.
--LW Dustin Brown, C Anze Kopitar, RW Justin Williams.
--LW Dwight King, C Mike Richards, RW Jeff Carter.
-- LW Dustin Penner, C Jarret Stoll, RW Trevor Lewis.
--LW Brad Richardson, C Colin Fraser, RW Jordan Nolan.
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