Found May 01, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
Going into Game 2 on Monday, the Kings put an emphasis on having a strong start against the St. Louis Blues. The Kings can consider that mission accomplished. The Kings scored 31 seconds into the first period Monday, the first of four first-period goals as they went on to a 5-2 victory over the Blues in Game 2 of the second-round playoff series in St. Louis. Sutter since he took over in late-December, given that the Kings had often been tepid in first periods. For the most part, Sutter has succeeded in turning that around. In Game 2, the Kings scored four goals in a period for the first time since 1993, which was the season that they reached the Stanley Cup Finals. The Kings' franchise record for most playoff goals in one period is five, which they reached three times (1982, 1990, 1993). "We got off to a good start," Kings captain Dustin Brown said. "Scoring 30 seconds into the game helps, but we didn't let off the gas at all. We were able to get two late...
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