Coyotes Vs. Kings, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 5: Dustin Penner's OT Goal Sends Kings To Stanley Cup Finals

Dustin Penner scored at 17:42 of overtime to give the Los Angeles Kings a 4-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 5 of the NHL Western Conference Finals. The Kings won the series four games to one and advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1993, and the second time in franchise history.

The Kings are 8-0 on the road this postseason and have won an NHL record 10 consecutive road playoff games dating back to last season.

Penner's goal was his third of the postseason and capped an overtime period that saw the Kings outshoot the Coyotes 11-6.

After a back-and-forth second period that saw four total goals, both goalies were on top of their games in the third period, which produced no goals. Jonathan Quick saved all 16 shots he saw in the third period, while Mike Smith saved all 13 shots he faced in the third. Quick saved 38 of 41 shots in the win.

The Kings will await the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals, as the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils are tied at two games apiece.

For more news and notes on the Kings or the NHL Western Conference Finals, be sure to check out Jewels From The Crown.

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