Dustin Brown pounced on a loose puck and swatted it into the back of the net with 1minute, 43 seconds remaining in the third period of Game 2 of the Kings' second-round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night at Staples Center. Bedlam. Trevor Lewis guided a long rebound into the net from the left wing with 1:21 remaining in what became an improbable 4-3 come-from- behind victory for the Kings over the Sharks in the game and a two-games-to-none lead in the best-of-7 series. More bedlam. The series shifts to San Jose for Game 3 on Saturday and Game 4 on Tuesday. What looked like an almost certain loss and a deadlocked series as the final minutes ticked past for the Kings in Game 2 now looks like a commanding lead for the defending Stanley Cup champions. If nothing else, the Kings proved Thursday they are difficult to defeat. "It's huge, I guess," Brown said of the rather large momentum swing after the Kings rallied from a 3-2 deficit to win with power-play goals only 22 seconds apart. While some of his teammates appeared stunned by the remarkable turn of events, Brown sat at his locker stall and spoke calmly and coolly about an electric comeback and a potential series-altering victory after the Kings squandered a two-goal lead. "It's a roller-coaster, but again when you go through the experience of everything that we did last year, you try to keep your emotions in check," Brown said. "There's still 1:30 left in the game after we take the lead. There's still a lot of work to be done. "Then you try to re-focus, individually and as a group, and calm the bench down and get ready to go. It's finding a way to get the job done after that."
Kings stun Sharks with two late goals in Game 2
L.A. Daily News | May 17