EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Three games into the Los Angeles Kings' tremendously tense playoff series with the St. Louis Blues, it's clear the scores are so low because the stakes are so high.
Two elite Western Conference teams have combined for just seven goals, and nobody has led by more than one goal at any point.
The highlight reels aren't getting filled up when these two sturdy defenses and standout goalies challenge each other, but the entertainment value has been tremendous for fans of tactical hockey and all-or-nothing playoff excitement.
With the Blues holding a 2-1 series lead heading to a pivotal Game 4 on Monday night at Staples Center, both teams are trying to break this defensive deadlock in time to save seasons that began with Stanley Cup aspirations.
"You've got to understand, it's playoffs," Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter said after a light practice Sunday at the Kings' training complex.
"It's one-goal games. All three of them are one-goal games. Everybody is tryi...