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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 Kings the Blues...
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