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PLAYER NOTES

--LW Dustin Brown had three assists, including an assist on the shorthanded goal by C Anze Kopitar. Brown now has factored into all four Kings shorthanded goals in the playoffs, with two goals and two assists. The last time an NHL player had four shorthanded points in a single postseason was Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg in 2008, when Zetterberg had two shorthanded goals and three shorthanded assists.

--LW Dwight King avoided supplemental discipline from the league after his Game 1 hit on St. Louis D Alex Pietrangelo. King received a two-minute boarding penalty for the hit, and Pietrangelo did not return to the game and did not play in Game 2. The league office ruled that the minor penalty was the proper punishment for the hit, and did not fine or suspend King. "It's not a player (King) who does that," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said.

--LW Dustin Penner, after a disappointing regular season, has been enjoying a postseason resurgence. Penner had a goal and an assist in Game 1, then had two assists in Game 2. Penner drove to the net in the first minute, and C Mike Richards knocked in the rebound. "He's playing well," Richards said of Penner. "He's been playing well for a while now. He's starting to get the bounces... But he's earning his bounces. He's working hard for them. He's getting in the right spots and he's a big body. He's hard to move."

MEDICAL WATCH

--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.

GOALTENDERS

--Jonathan Quick

--Jonathan Bernier

DEFENSE PAIRINGS

--Rob Scuderi, Drew Doughty

--Willie Mitchell, Slava Voynov

--Alec Martinez, Matt Greene

FIRST LINE

--LW Dustin Brown, C Anze Kopitar, RW Justin Williams

SECOND LINE

--LW Dwight King, C Mike Richards, RW Jeff Carter

THIRD LINE

-- LW Dustin Penner, C Jarret Stoll, RW Trevor Lewis

FOURTH LINE

--LW Brad Richardson, C Colin Fraser, RW Jordan Nolan

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