Found May 01, 2013 on
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, causing it to bounce off the boards and off of the back of the net. The rest is history as Steen buried his chance, sending Blues fans home happy in Game 1.
It's a pretty cruel ending for Quick. He made some miraculous stops throughout regulation. Had he not been as sharp, we might be talking about a lopsided result. Instead, he stood tall, robbing countless St. Louis opportunities. In a flash, it was all gone and forgotten. The man that kept the Kings in the game all night long suddenly gave it away, ending the game in heartbreaking fashion.
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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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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...
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...
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...
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
Goaltending is key when to making a...
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...
Recap of last night real quick. The Pens get down to business with the Islanders tonight but we are already primed for shaking and crying by the events of last evening.
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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...
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...
By now, you've probably watched Alex Steen's short-handed winner a few dozen times. You've also probably memorized the call from John Kelly and Darren Pang by virtue of hitting the replay button on the video countless times. What you may have missed was the equally memorable radio call from Chris Kerber and Kelly Chase.
Listen to Kerber's call here.
Defenseman Barret Jackman scored his first career playoff goal with 50.4 seconds remaining, lifting the St. Louis Blues to a 2-1 win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings for the second straight time Thursday night.
Jackman, a stay-at-home type who totaled three goals and 12 points in the regular season, joined a rush and scored in transition against Jonathan...
ST. LOUIS (AP) Alexander Steen's overtime goal could be a lot more than a game-changer for the St. Louis Blues. However fluky the finish, they know they can beat the Los Angeles Kings.
Now, they'll try to keep the upper hand against the defending Stanley Cup champions.
"I think we had the adrenaline going and were excited being our home opener in the playoffs and a...
ST. LOUIS Rare is a coach who will admit that, yes, certain games fit the description of a must-win. Most preach that one is never more important than the next, that what happens today has no influence on tomorrow. Ken Hitchcock, however, is different.
"Waking up tomorrow would have been a challenge if we didn't win the hockey game," the coach of the St. Louis Blues...