Tonight the #4 seed out west, the St. Louis Blues, will host the #5 Seed Los Angeles Kings. To help us gauge the series and fill in the cracks about the Blues, StLouisGametime.com‘s “Hildymac” jumped over the boards for a shift with us. Make sure to follow them on Twitter at @StLouisGametime.
1. Last season the St. Louis Blues were one of the victims of the Los Angeles Kings during their improbable run to the Stanley Cup. This season they didn’t win a single game during the season series. Why haven’t the Blues been able to solve the Kings?
I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that they’re so evenly matched up. The Blues are used to playing their hard-hitting, defensively tight style against other teams, but when someone uses the same techniques against them, they’re not sure what to do. The Blues can get a little hot-headed sometimes when they get frustrated, and when that happens they don’t stick with their gameplan. I think the Kings know this and can exploit it pret