NHL: Kings reign supreme
A review of Sunday's action in the National Hockey League
Last Updated: 07/05/12 7:33am
Dustin Brown: Scored twice for the LA Kings
Dustin Brown led the way as the Los Angeles Kings secured their place in the Western Conference finals with a 3-1 win over the St Louis Blues.
Brown scored twice as the Kings completed a clean sweep of the Blues - with his first coming at the end of the first period and second sealing the win with six seconds of the match left.
Earlier Jordan Nolan had opened the scoring for the Kings after 04:36 and, though St Louis levelled seven minutes later through Kevin Shattenkirk, the Blues found Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, who made 23 saves, in excellent form.
The Phoenix Coyotes lead the Nashville Predators 3-1 in the series which will decide who next faces the Kings, who went into the post-season seeded eighth.
Dainius Zubrus scored twice as the New Jersey Devils erased a two-goal first-period deficit to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 and move to the brink of advancing with a 3-1 series lead.
The Flyers led 2-0 after 13:40 thanks to goals from Scott Hartnell and Claude Giroux - his eighth play-off strike - but New Jersey were level before the end of the first period as Petr Sykora and Marek Zidlicky both tallied.
Zubrus broke the tie towards the end of the second period, then grabbed his second 45 seconds from the end.
The series returns to Philadelphia for game five on Tuesday.