Blues Vs. Kings, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 2: Anze Kopitar Helps L.A. Seize Control With 5-2 Win

Maybe the Los Angeles Kings should play every game on the road. The Kings continued their excellent work on foreign ice with a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues Monday night in Game 2 of their second round NHL playoff series. The Kings now own a commanding 2-0 lead.

The Kings jumped out to a 4-0 lead to completely take the Scottrade Center crowd out of the game, including two scores by Anze Kopitar, one shorthanded. Mike Richards had a goal and an assist, Dustin Brown had three assists, and Dustin Penner had two assists for the Kings.

Andy McDonald scored 18 seconds into the second period for St. Louis, but before the Blues could capitalize on the momentum Justin Williams scored 68 seconds later for Los Angeles for a 5-1 lead.

Jonathan Quick saved 27 of 29 shots in the victory. Dating back to last season, the Kings have won seven straight playoff road games.

Game 3 is Thursday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

For more news and notes on the Kings or this second round NHL playoff series, be sure to read Jewels From The Crown.

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