The Blues' home-ice advantage has done nothing for the club in Round 2. The road-warrior Los Angeles Kings won their fourth straight game in enemy territory Monday, 5-2, and now lead the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals 2-0.
"If we play like we did (Monday) with not enough guys going, it's going to be tough to win wherever we are," Blues captain David Backes said. "If we're playing on the moon, we're not going to win.
"We've got some looking in the mirror to do, some regrouping... we need to make some changes so that we're better. I think X's and O's and film, we've done that to death. It's about intestinal fortitude and coming together as a group."
The Blues surrendered their second shorthanded goal in two games -- L.A.'s fourth of the postseason -- to go down 2-0. Blues defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo tried to clear a puck from the defensive zone and Dustin Brown knocked it down, before setting up Anze Kopitar for the first of his two goals in the game.