Upsets Continue as 7th-seeded ’74-’75 Kings Defeat 2nd-seeded ’11-’12 Kings in Five Games

(Photo via kings.nhl.com)

Rogie Vachon and the defense in front of him dominated for the ’74-’75 Kings as they allowed just 1.00 goals a game. (Photo via kings.nhl.com)

Goaltender Rogie Vachon began this series by posting back-to-back shutouts in Game’s 1 and 2 for the 7th-seeded ’74-’75 Kings. He didn’t face many shots, but he stopped them all. The 2nd-seeded ’11-’12 Kings did not generate much offense at all in this series and their highest shots on goal total in a single game was just 21 in this series. The ’74-’75 Kings won Game 1 by a score of 3-0 with Tom Williams leading the way offensively with two assists. Then, they won Game 2 by a score of 2-0 as Williams and Dan Maloney were the lone goal scorers. The ’11-’12 Kings finally got on the board in the series with a 2-1 win in Game 3 as Anze Kopitar scored the game-winner in the third, but that would be their lone win in the series. The ’74-’75 Kings got back to their winning ways in a big way with a 5-2 win in Game 4. Bob Berry scored twice and added an assist to lead the ’74-’75 Kings offensively. They then wrapped up the upset with a 2-1 win in Game 5 where they scored both goals in the first period. With this upset now, both of the Cup-winning teams in the Kings’ history have been eliminated in the First Round of the Qualifying Tournament. 

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’74-’75 Kings 1 1 1 3
’11-’12 Kings 0 0 0 0

GAME SUMMARY:  ’74-’75 LAK – 3   ’11-’12 LAK – 0   (1-0   ’74-’75 LAK)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Rogie Vachon (’74-’75 LAK) – W   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV% (14 SV’s)   SO

2nd Star: LW – Tom Williams (’74-’75 LAK) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +2   6 S

3rd Star: C – Juha Widing (’74-’75 LAK) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +2   3 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’74-’75 Kings 1 0 1 2
’11-’12 Kings 0 0 0 0

GAME SUMMARY:  ’74-’75 LAK – 2   ’11-’12 LAK – 0   (2-0   ’74-’75 LAK)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Rogie Vachon (’74-’75 LAK) – W   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV% (21 SV’s)   SO

2nd Star: G – Jonathan Quick (’11-’12 LAK) – L   2.00 GAA   .953 SV% (41 SV’s)

3rd Star: LW – Dan Maloney (’74-’75 LAK) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   10 S   15 PIM

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’11-’12 Kings 1 0 1 2
’74-’75 Kings 0 1 0 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’11-’12 LAK – 2   ’74-’75 LAK – 1   (2-1   ’74-’75 LAK)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Jonathan Quick (’11-’12 LAK) – W   1.00 GAA   .973 SV% (36 SV’s)

2nd Star: D – Jack Johnson (’11-’12 LAK) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   2 S

3rd Star: C – Anze Kopitar (’11-’12 LAK) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   1 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’11-’12 Kings 0 1 1 2
’74-’75 Kings 2 3 0 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’74-’75 LAK – 5   ’11-’12 LAK – 2   (3-1   ’74-’75 LAK)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Bob Berry (’74-’75 LAK) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +2   3 S

2nd Star: LW – Tom Williams (’74-’75 LAK) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   5 S

3rd Star: RW – Mike Murphy (’74-’75 LAK) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +2   5 S

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’74-’75 Kings 2 0 0 2
’11-’12 Kings 0 0 1 0

GAME SUMMARY:  ’74-’75 LAK – 2   ’11-’12 LAK – 1   (4-1   ’74-’75 LAK)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Butch Goring (’74-’75 LAK) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   2 S

2nd Star: G – Jonathan Quick (’11-’12 LAK) – L   2.00 GAA   .933 SV% (28 SV’s)

3rd Star: RW – Frank St. Marseille (’74-’75 LAK) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   2 S

Up next in the 3-6 matchup are the ’92-’93 Kings and the ’90-’91 Kings!

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