The Blues dropped Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals 3-1 to Los Angeles Saturday night and they might have lost defenseman Alex Pietrangelo.
Pietrangelo left the game in the second period with a possible concussion after being shoved into the boards by LA's D.J. King. King received a two-minute minor penalty for boarding, and on the Blues' power play, LA scored a shorthanded goal in what turned out to be the game-winner.
"I didn't try to put a lot of force into it obviously," King said. "We were both going for the puck, it was coming slow ? I tried to position myself a little on the inside of him and when I did that I leaned on him and I guess he was off balance and fell in."
Pietrangelo returned to the game briefly, but left before the end of the second period. He will be re-evaluated and is listed as questionable for Monday's Game 2.
Two Blues who recently returned from lengthy absences with concussions -- Alex Steen and Andy McDonald -- were disappointed in the hit.