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When St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk was called for a four-minute double major for high-sticking half way through overtime in Game 1 of the Western Conference playoffs, most Blues' fans likely felt that the Blues were toast.
After dominating the play for most of the night, the outlook was bleak considering the Blues were to play short-handed for four minutes. But Alex Steen shocked the hockey world by stealing the puck from Jonathan Quick behind the net and then found his way front of the net to score his second goal of the game and give the Blues a 2-1 victory and a 1-0 lead in the series with the Los Angeles Kings.
Here is a video of Steen's surprise goal below.
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Jonathan Quick committed a huge blunder that cost the Los Angeles Kings Game 1 of their playoff series with the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.
The defending champion Kings were on a power play with the game tied 1-1 in overtime. Quick went behind the net to retrieve a puck and was debating which way he should pass it. For some reason, he tried to slip the puck along the boards in the...
Alex Steen stole the puck from goalie Jonathan Quick behind the net and scored a short-handed goal to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
Steen scored unassisted on a backhander at 13:26 of overtime less than a minute after Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk was whistled for a double-minor high sticking...
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I do think that Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick would like to have that play back, not a good play, at the wrong time of the game. So, tomorrow's newspapers will read, at the 13:26 mark of overtime, Blues forward Alexander Steen scores the game winning goal off of a untimely turnover by Los Angeles Kings all-world goalie Jonathan Quick. Blues lead the series 1-0.
KINGS 1, BLUES 2 (OT)
JON QUICK, GAME WINNING ASSIST
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There's nothing quite like opening round playoff hockey in St. Louis on a Tuesday night. After years of toiling in mediocrity, the Blues have made it back to the playoffs for the second straight...
Poor Jonathan Quick. After he kept the Los Angeles Kings in a tightly contested Game 1 with the Blues for just over 73 minutes, he coughed up the puck behind the net, allowing Alexander Steen to pounce and score the winning goal for the Blues in OT.
Quick appeared to be trying to pass the puck off of the boards and around Steen, but instead knocked the puck into Steen's stick...
Tuesday night is a big one for Los Angeles' hockey teams.
The Los Angeles Kings begin the defense of their Stanley Cup Championship in St. Louis (at 8 p.m. ET) and later that night (at 10:30 p.m. ET), the Anaheim Ducks host Game 1 of their opening round series vs. the Detroit Red Wings.
A quick breakdown of each series:
KINGS VS. BLUES
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That was a weird one, wasn't it? The Blues dominated long stretches of Game 1, earning countless chances against the Los Angeles defense. If it weren't for Jonathan Quick, the Kings might have dropped Game 1 by a hefty margin. Ironically, the same man that kept the Kings in the game for 60 minutes also was the one responsible for Alexander Steen's game-winning OT goal...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Alex Steen stole the puck from goalie Jonathan Quick behind the net and scored a short-handed goal to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
Steen scored unassisted on a backhander at 13:26 of overtime less than a minute after Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk was whistled for a double...
Oh, too casually, Jonathan Quick fiddled with the puck behind the net. Switching from backhand to forehand, last year's Stanley Cup playoffs MVP was set to re-load a Los Angeles Kings' power play that had more than three minutes left to decide overtime.
Those extra seconds of stick-handling ended up giving Quick a jolt of humility.
Alexander Steen swooped in and stole the...
The St. Louis Blues out played the defending Stanley Cup champions Los Angeles Kings in every aspect in Game 1 of their 2013 NHL playoff series. The St. Louis Blues earned every bit of their 2-1 overtime victory; the Blues have had nothing but bad luck against Los Angeles. They were 0-7-1 dating back to last season. It looked as though this game was heading in the same direction...
The first night of the Stanley Cup Playoffs did not disappoint as the St. Louis Blues defeated the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in overtime Tuesday night. Playoff hockey in overtime, does it get any better than that? You really can't put into words what happened in Game 1 at the Scottrade Center.
The Blues were shorthanded for four minutes as Kevin Shattenkirk served a double minor...
The Blues beat the Kings last night in Game 1 of their Western Conference first round matchup thanks to a shocking overtime goal. Alexander Steen stole the puck from Kings goalie Jonathan Quick and put it in the net while St. Louis was short-handed and trying to kill a double-minor. The shock and surprise can be seen in this great call from Fox Sports Midwest where Blues announcers...
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