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NHL: Los Angeles 2, Vancouver 1 (OT)

April 22, 2012 at 11:13 PM   |   Comments

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 22 (UPI) -- Jarret Stoll scored 4:27 into overtime Sunday and Los Angeles completed a first-round playoff upset of Vancouver with a 2-1 victory over the Canucks.

On the game-winning play, the Kings' Trevor Lewis stripped Dan Hamhuis of the puck at center ice and fed it to Stoll, who skated down the left side and unleashed a wrist shot that beat Cory Schneider to the short side.

Brad Richardson tallied 3 1/2 minutes into the third period off a feed from Drew Doughty to forge a 1-1 tie, and Los Angeles went on to upend the top-seeded Canucks 4-games-to-1 in their Western Conference quarterfinal series.

Jonathan Quick turned aside 26-of-27 shots for the eighth-seeded Kings, who won their first post-season series since 2001.

Henrik Sedin scored in the first period for Vancouver, which had finished with the league's best regular-season record.

Schneider made 35 stops for the Canucks.

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