The Panthers couldn't get anything going early, letting the Kings get the first three shots on goal. The Panthers would be forced to go on the penalty kill at the seven minute mark when Tomas Kopecky was called for tripping Trevor Lewis. The Kings kept the pressure on Scott Clemmensen for the first minute, but the Panthers cleared it out three times, the last time getting a shorthanded shot on goal (their first shot of the game), to bring the Kings power play to a close.
The Kings again went on the power play at the 11 minute mark as Stephen Weiss was called for hooking Matt Greene. Florida killed off the penalty, as Scott Clemmensen made two big saves and the skaters cleared the puck out four more times.
The Kings continued their assault on Scott Clemmensen, collecting three shots on goal in one shift, keeping the Cats backed up against their own net for almost 90 seconds at even strength.
Hits: The teams were pretty even on hits, with the Kings edging out the Panthers, 11-9
Blocked Shots: The Panthers faced a lot more pressure in their zone than did the Kings, and it shows on the blocked shot totals, with the Panthers up, 8-2.
Faceoffs: Florida is outworking Los Angeles in the faceoff circle, 12-7.
Shots On Goal: Los Angeles 11, Florida 5
Score: Kings 0, Panthers 0