Habs Spoil The Party: Canadiens Crown Kings, 5-2

LOS ANGELES — As it turned out, Los Angeles Kings rookie goaltender Erik Ersberg got his birthday present a couple of days early.

On Thursday night, he earned his first National Hockey League victory and a shutout to boot, and he was all smiles after the game.

On Saturday afternoon, Ersberg turned 26 years old, but there was to be no celebration. In fact, the Montreal Canadiens spoiled the party by handing the Kings a 5-2 defeat in front of a sell-out crowd of 18,118 fans at Staples Center. Read more of this post