The Kings were in the lead, 3-2, when Noah Welch got his first goal of the season on a shot that deflected ever so slightly off of the defender's skate and past Cloutier.
In OT, Gonchar's shot hit a defender and came right to the skate of Malkin, who buried the puck in the near side of the net. Cloutier had no chance.
A few notes:
- The Pens were out shot, but at least limited the Kings to 27 shots. That's an improvement over the general trend.
- I know this is one of my pet peeves, but how is Malkin not the #1 star for the night? He scored twice, including the game winner in OT! The totally unbiased media in LA chose Dustin Brown from the Kings as the #1 star, and to make matters worse, Malkin wasn't any of the three stars. It's inexplicable.
- Everyone continues to play decent minutes. Only Thorburn and Ruutu played under 10:00. If Cairns returns to the lineup, that will change.