Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Playoffs== ===Los Angeles Kings 2, Atlanta Flames 0=== The Kings Preliminary Round opponent was the [[Atlanta Flames]]. The Kings scored in the 1st minute of game one and went on to win 2-1 behind Vachon's brilliant goaltending. In game 2, Atlanta tried to physically overwhelm the Kings but Vachon was even better than in game one; [[Bob Berry]]'s 3rd period goal won the game 1-0 and the series. It was the Kings first playoff series win since 1969. *Kings 2 Flames 1 *Kings 1 at Flames 0 ===Boston Bruins 4, Los Angeles Kings 3=== What followed the Atlanta series was one of the most memorable playoff series in Kings history. The Kings were big underdogs against the big, powerful, tradition rich [[Boston Bruins]]. Game 1 went according to form as the Bruins used their size advantage on the smaller rink at the [[Boston Garden]] and smothered the Kings, 4-0. Boston continued to dominate play in game 2, but Rogie Vachon was brilliant and kept the Kings tied at 2 going into overtime. [[Butch Goring]] then stunned the Boston crowd with an overtime winner, and the teams flew to L.A. tied at a game apiece. One the larger ice surface at the Forum, the Kings' offense got going and, led by [[Marcel Dionne]]'s hat trick, won game 3 by a score of 6-4. Suddenly the Kings led a series in which many thought they would get swept. Boston appeared to wake up and won games 4 and 5, outscoring the Kings 10-1, and again seemed in control of the series. When the Kings skated onto the ice in game 6 back in L.A., the sellout crowd greeted them with a 5 minute standing ovation that delayed the national anthem and the start of the game. Players on both sides said they had never seen anything like it. The game that followed was even more amazing. After a scoreless first period in which Vachon made numerous outstanding saves, the Kings' [[Tommy Williams]] beat [[Gerry Cheevers]] over the glove hand on a wicked 55 foot slap shot to send the crowd into a frenzy. Boston came right back to tie the game, and then Vachon stopped [[Terry O'Reilly]] on a breakaway to keep the score 1-1. As the game wore on, the Bruins appeared to wear down the Kings and they took a 3-1 lead into the final five minutes. [[Mike Corrigan]] scored to make it 3-2, and with the crowd going crazy, Corrigan had another chance as he went for a rebound. Cheevers tripped him, but Corrigan swiped at the puck while lying on his stomach and put it in the net to tie the game. After Vachon made numerous great saves, the first overtime was winding down to its final minute when Butch Goring took a pass in the top of the slot and beat Cheevers, sending the crowd into a frenzy and the series back to Boston for the 7th game. Goring's game winner prompted Kings' hall of fame announcer [[Bob Miller]]'s famous call "We're going back to Boston! We're going back to Boston! We're going back to Boston!" Goring was carried off the ice on his teammates' shoulders while the crowd continued to go crazy. In the 7th game, after a scoreless first period, Boston eventually wore down the Kings and won 3-0. *Kings 0 at Bruins 4 *Kings 3 at Bruins 2 (OT) *Kings 6 Bruins 4 *Kings 0 Bruins 3 *Kings 1 at Bruins 7 *Kings 4 Bruins 3 (OT) *Kings 0 at Bruins 4 Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Ice Hockey Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://icehockey.fandom.com/wiki/1975–76_Los_Angeles_Kings_season"