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Here is the blunt version of this evening's preview of the St. Louis Blues versus the Los Angeles Kings. There are a lot of crazy things that could be expected in this series. This is one that could be more entertaining than the block party between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals. It is one of those to keep an eye on because of the goaltending, scoring chances, and of course the hits. Expect plenty of physicality in this series.
Jonathan Quick and Brian Elliott will likely battle this one tooth and nail barring Jaroslav Halak actually becoming healthy enough to play. That is a tall task to ask but goaltending will definitely be prominent this series. However, this will not be the only factor. Again, here is the schedule with the gameday.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
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ST. LOUIS - Few teams in the NHL suffered as many key injuries as the St. Louis Blues did during the regular season. Saturday night in a 3-1 loss to the L.A. Kings in Game 1 of the second round, the Blues may have taken their biggest hit yet.
Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, the Blues leader in ice time in both the regular season and playoffs, left with 1:13 to play in the second period...
ST. LOUIS -- A few weeks ago, before the Kings began their playoff journey, center Jarret Stoll said that as a young player with Edmonton in 2006, he and his No. 8-seeded Oilers teammates gained a lot of confidence from upsetting the No. 1-seeded Detroit Red Wings. Those Oilers went on to the Stanley Cup finals that spring, losing in seven games to Carolina.
Now that the No. 8-seeded...
If there was ever a simple formula towards winning a playoff series, Darryl Sutter could write a book about it. "Sutter's Law" would be the shortest book ever written.
"Goaltenders, special teams, top players, unsung heroes and discipline," he revealed in a memorable, pithy quote last week. "Write it down and don't forget it."
The Kings are...
Welcome to Center Ice Chat’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview and Predictions series. With Round 1 in the books as of Thursday night, we take a look at the crop of the few, the proud, the Conference semifinalists.
The Los Angeles Kings and St. Louis Blues have begun the Mirror Series, and there’s no telling who will come out on top, in part, because, there’s no greater...
ST. LOUIS The National Hockey League has announced the Blues schedule for the Western Conference Semifinal match-up against the Los Angeles Kings.
The Blues will face off against the Kings at Scottrade Center for game one of round two at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28.
This will be the third time (1969 and 1998) in franchise history that St. Louis and Los Angeles will face one...
There's a warrant out for Jonathan Quick.
It wasn't just a robbery. It was a mugging, an assault with a deadly weapon, and a Krays style beatdown.
Jonathan Quick jacked 'em up.
The last two times the Kings faced the Blues in the playoffs... they were swept both times.
Quick wasn't about to allow 9 straight.
Andy McDonald is going to toss and turn all...
If you want in-depth analysis of the upcoming 2nd Round NHL Playoff Series between the Los Angeles Kings and the St. Louis Blues... then you should really check out RudyKelly's preview over at Battle of California. But if you want to hear myself, Podcaster General Jesse Cohen and Brad Lee from St. Louis Game Time talk nonsense about the upcoming battle between two teams...
The LA Kings continued to play a tight, defensive game and it lead to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues tonight.
Defenseman Matt Greene had the game-winning goal, as he joined Dustin Brown on a shorthanded rush and was left alone in front of the next after the original shot was stopped by Brian Elliott.
Of course this happens in game one. And, of course the call gets botched:
Yes, that's blood running down Alex Pietrangelo's throat, and yes, that was Dwight King doing something that should have necessitated a five minute major and a game misconduct. I think I've been pretty consistent all year long (regardless of team) when I've said...
I continue my analysis of the 2nd round Stanley Cup playoff series by analyzing the playoff series between the St. Louis Blues and the Los Angeles (LA) Kings.
Both teams won their opening-round series in five games. While the Blues erased their 10-year series-winning playoff drought in impressive fashion by dispatching the San Jose Sharks, the 8th-seeded Kings pulled off the Stanley...
The St. Louis Blues made quite a living this season - 48 wins, 109 points, and a Central Division title - off of painstaking attention to detail. Get pucks deep, backcheck hard, block shots, smart passes... all the cliche sayings heard during an intermission interview about how to win the game or get back into it.
In the first game of their second round matchup against the LA...
Hard to believe seven days have passed since the last time the St. Louis Blues took the ice for a game. Their 3-1 victory over San Jose on Saturday, April 21st closed out the quarterfinal showdown in five games. One day later the LA Kings ran the Presidentâs Trophy winning Vancouver Canucks out of the rink and on to the golf course. The Western Conferenceâs second round...
LA KINGS 40-27-1595 pts, 8th in Western Conference, 13th in NHLvsST. LOUIS BLUES49-22-11109 pts, 2nd in Western Conference, 3rd in NHL
Kings Won Regular Season Series 3-1
4:30pm, Scottrade CenterSt. Louis, MONBC SN
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I mean... does Gretzky look ridiculous in that jersey or what?
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One thing that is as certain as the teams that will be moving on to the second round of the playoffs in the Western Conference, is that each team is lead by a suffocating defense and anchored by exceptional goal-tending. Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings, Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes, Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators, and Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott of the...
#2 St. Louis Blues vs. #8 Los Angeles KingsRegular Season Series: Kings win 3-1The Lead Up:The Los Angeles Kings are coming into the series after disposing of the Presidents' Trophy winning Vancouver Canucks in five games. While the St. Louis Blues handled the San Jose Sharks in just as many games.Both teams have been successful thanks to great play between the pipes. The Kings...