If not for Jonathan Quicks outstanding goaltending performance Tuesday night in St. Louis, the defending Stanley Cup Champions would have found themselves down by more than just a goal after the first period.
Quick was outstanding stopping 13 shots in the opening frame and 40 in the game, before his miscue behind the net in overtime led to the game-winning shorthanded goal by the Blues Alex Steen.
It was the first game-winning shorthanded goal in the Stanley Cup playoffs since 2006.
"When the puck went down behind the Kings net, I figured I'd try and put some pressure on Quick and I got fortunate it hit my stick," Steen told Hockey Night in Canada.
Quick is no stranger to poor play with the puck in the playoffs.
In Game 5 of last years Stanley Cup Finals, his giveaway led directly to goal by the Devils, Zach Parise.
The Blues' victory snaps an eight-game losing streak to the Kings and spoiled what was almost a magical comeback by the defending Stanley Cup Champions.