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The Los Angeles Kings may still be the last possessors of the silver championship chalice, but on Tuesday night, their standout goalie gave up the first game of the playoffs on a silver platter. Jonathan Quick watched a night of hard work disappear in overtime against the St. Louis Blues, losing the game for the Kings in the worst kind of way. After logging 73 minutes and turning away 40 shots, Quick had the advantage in overtime, with the Blues playing shorthanded after a penalty on Kevin Shattenkirk. That advantage quickly disappeared, though, when Quick swooped behind the net to clean up a puck and failed to see Alex Steen steaming down the ice. Steen snagged the puck from Quick and darted around the net before the goalie could get back, whipping in the game-winner and making Quick look downright silly for leaving his net unattended. Check out the great play by Steen in Quick’s un-finest moment below.

Jonathan Quick’s blunder costs Kings the game (Video)

Jonathan Quick committed a huge blunder that cost the Los Angeles Kings Game 1 of their playoff series with the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. The defending champion Kings were on a power play with the game tied 1-1 in overtime. Quick went behind the net to retrieve a puck and was debating which way he should pass it. For some reason, he tried to slip the puck along the boards in the...

Blues steal OT win from Quick, Kings

Alex Steen stole the puck from goalie Jonathan Quick behind the net and scored a short-handed goal to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. Steen scored unassisted on a backhander at 13:26 of overtime less than a minute after Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk was whistled for a double-minor high sticking...

Jonathan Quick gets the assist on Blues OT winning goal

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(Video) Jonathan Quick turns over the puck, and game to the Blues in O.T.

I do think that Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick would like to have that play back, not a good play, at the wrong time of the game. So, tomorrow's newspapers will read, at the 13:26 mark of overtime, Blues forward Alexander Steen scores the game winning goal off of a untimely turnover by Los Angeles Kings all-world goalie Jonathan Quick. Blues lead the series 1-0.


  KINGS 1, BLUES 2 (OT) JON QUICK, GAME WINNING ASSIST *THE FOLLOWING BELOW IS NOT WRITTEN BY THE ROYAL HALF, BUT RATHER PUMPERNICHOLL, OUR MASTER RECAPPER* There's nothing quite like opening round playoff hockey in St. Louis on a Tuesday night. After years of toiling in mediocrity, the Blues have made it back to the playoffs for the second straight...

Video: Alex Steen steals puck from Jonathan Quick to win game in overtime

When St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk was called for a four-minute double major for high-sticking half way through overtime in Game 1 of the Western Conference playoffs, most Blues' fans likely felt that the Blues were toast. After dominating the play for most of the night, the outlook was bleak considering the Blues were to play short-handed for four minutes. But...

NHL Playoffs: Kings, Ducks first-round breakdowns

Tuesday night is a big one for Los Angeles' hockey teams. The Los Angeles Kings begin the defense of their Stanley Cup Championship in St. Louis (at 8 p.m. ET) and later that night (at 10:30 p.m. ET), the Anaheim Ducks host Game 1 of their opening round series vs. the Detroit Red Wings. A quick breakdown of each series: KINGS VS. BLUES Goaltending is key when to making a...

2013 NHL playoffs begin: it's like a thunderstorm-earthquake in your loins

Recap of last night real quick.  The Pens get down to business with the Islanders tonight but we are already primed for shaking and crying by the events of last evening. Blackhawks vs. Wild - Blackhawks lead the series 1-0 after an emotional overtime goalNiklas Backstrom went down in warmups.  All the East fans who have never seen the Wild play a game this season suddenly perked...

Game 1: Blues 2, Kings 1 (OT)

That was a weird one, wasn't it? The Blues dominated long stretches of Game 1, earning countless chances against the Los Angeles defense. If it weren't for Jonathan Quick, the Kings might have dropped Game 1 by a hefty margin. Ironically, the same man that kept the Kings in the game for 60 minutes also was the one responsible for Alexander Steen's game-winning OT goal...

Kings force OT, fall to Blues in Game 1

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Alex Steen stole the puck from goalie Jonathan Quick behind the net and scored a short-handed goal to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. Steen scored unassisted on a backhander at 13:26 of overtime less than a minute after Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk was whistled for a double...

Steen's OT gives Blues 2-1 win over Kings

Oh, too casually, Jonathan Quick fiddled with the puck behind the net. Switching from backhand to forehand, last year's Stanley Cup playoffs MVP was set to re-load a Los Angeles Kings' power play that had more than three minutes left to decide overtime. Those extra seconds of stick-handling ended up giving Quick a jolt of humility. Alexander Steen swooped in and stole the...

St. Louis Blues out play LA Kings earn overtime victory

The St. Louis Blues out played the defending Stanley Cup champions Los Angeles Kings in every aspect in Game 1 of their 2013 NHL playoff series. The St. Louis Blues earned every bit of their 2-1 overtime victory; the Blues have had nothing but bad luck against Los Angeles. They were 0-7-1 dating back to last season. It looked as though this game was heading in the same direction...

Holy jumpin! Oh my God! Game over!

The Blues beat the Kings last night in Game 1 of their Western Conference first round matchup thanks to a shocking overtime goal.  Alexander Steen stole the puck from Kings goalie Jonathan Quick and put it in the net while St. Louis was short-handed and trying to kill a double-minor.  The shock and surprise can be seen in this great call from Fox Sports Midwest where Blues announcers...

Alex Steen stymies Los Angeles Kings as the St. Louis Blues take a 1-0 series lead.

The first night of the Stanley Cup Playoffs did not disappoint as the St. Louis Blues defeated the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in overtime Tuesday night. Playoff hockey in overtime, does it get any better than that? You really can't put into words what happened in Game 1 at the Scottrade Center. The Blues were shorthanded for four minutes as Kevin Shattenkirk served a double minor...

Late goal gives Blues 2-0 series lead

Defenseman Barret Jackman scored his first career playoff goal with 50.4 seconds remaining, lifting the St. Louis Blues to a 2-1 win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings for the second straight time Thursday night. Jackman, a stay-at-home type who totaled three goals and 12 points in the regular season, joined a rush and scored in transition against Jonathan...
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