ST. LOUIS It was a scene St. Louis Blues fans hadn't experienced in quite some time.
Cheering sarcastically because the first period was almost over. Booing even louder when the visiting Los Angeles Kings scored yet another goal just before the end of the period.
But when it was all said and done and the painful remaining seconds had finally run off the clock, the Blues found themselves in a position nobody had expected 48 hours earlier.
The Central Division Champions, winners of a franchise record 30 games at home, skated off the ice at a silent and mostly empty Scottrade Center wondering if they'd be back to play another game in front of their home fans.
The final damage was a 5-2 Los Angeles win, putting the Blues in an 0-2 hole in the Western Conference semifinals as the series moves west for games three and four later this week.
"This was a huge game for us," said rookie defenseman Ian Cole, who saw his first action of the playoffs due to an injury to Al...