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#2 St. Louis Blues vs. #8 Los Angeles KingsRegular Season Series: Kings win 3-1The Lead Up:The Los Angeles Kings are coming into the series after disposing of the Presidents' Trophy winning Vancouver Canucks in five games. While the St. Louis Blues handled the San Jose Sharks in just as many games.Both teams have been successful thanks to great play between the pipes. The Kings' Jonathan Quick grabbed a .953 save percentage through the first round, including a shutout in game three. On the other hand, the Blues have had stellar play from both Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott. Elliott has filled in for Halak after an injury early in game two. Elliott won the next four games and posted a .949 save percentage while doing so.The Kings have been lead by captain, Dustin Brown, who recorded four goals, five points and unloaded 21 hits through the first round. The Blues have been lead by a veteran of their own, Andy McDonald. McDonald recorded four goals and eight points, including ...
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If there was ever a simple formula towards winning a playoff series, Darryl Sutter could write a book about it. "Sutter's Law" would be the shortest book ever written.
"Goaltenders, special teams, top players, unsung heroes and discipline," he revealed in a memorable, pithy quote last week. "Write it down and don't forget it."
The Kings are...
DID HE CALL IT?
Dustin Penner, he of pancake-misfortune fame, put the cherry on top of the Los Angeles Kings’ victory in Game 1 of their Semifinal matchup against the St. Louis Blues. Penner assisted on the Kings’ first goal, and ended up scoring his first of the series on this wacky bank-shot empty-net goal to put the Kings up 3-1. Penner’s goal was the last of the game, and Los Angeles took...
ST. LOUIS It might be wishful thinking, but Coach Darryl Sutter is hoping the scent of playoff success will revive left wing Dustin Penner when the Kings open their second-round playoff series against theSt. Louis Blues on Saturday at Scottrade Center.
Sutter switched wingers toward the end of the Kings' first-round victory over Vancouver, putting Penner alongside Mike Richards...
ST. LOUIS The National Hockey League has announced the Blues schedule for the Western Conference Semifinal match-up against the Los Angeles Kings.
The Blues will face off against the Kings at Scottrade Center for game one of round two at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28.
This will be the third time (1969 and 1998) in franchise history that St. Louis and Los Angeles will face one...
ST. LOUIS -- A few weeks ago, before the Kings began their playoff journey, center Jarret Stoll said that as a young player with Edmonton in 2006, he and his No. 8-seeded Oilers teammates gained a lot of confidence from upsetting the No. 1-seeded Detroit Red Wings. Those Oilers went on to the Stanley Cup finals that spring, losing in seven games to Carolina.
Now that the No. 8-seeded...
We have two teams with Defense on their minds as they prepare to meet each other. Both have great goaltenders. St Louis just happens to have two of them, Elliott and Halak. But Quick is as good as having two goalies. This will be a big defensive battle. This will also be a low scoring series. The Kings surprised the hockey world by defeating Vancouver in 3 out of 4 games. St Louis...
The LA Kings continued to play a tight, defensive game and it lead to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues tonight.
Defenseman Matt Greene had the game-winning goal, as he joined Dustin Brown on a shorthanded rush and was left alone in front of the next after the original shot was stopped by Brian Elliott.
Remember two years ago when the 8th seeded Montreal Canadiens beat the heavily favored Capitals and Penguins in the first two rounds? I think that this year’s Habs are the Los Angeles Kings. They played that defensive style just well enough to beat some of those offensive first teams. The Kings sit back and clog everything up. They score when you mess up.
The St. Louis...
If you want in-depth analysis of the upcoming 2nd Round NHL Playoff Series between the Los Angeles Kings and the St. Louis Blues... then you should really check out RudyKelly's preview over at Battle of California. But if you want to hear myself, Podcaster General Jesse Cohen and Brad Lee from St. Louis Game Time talk nonsense about the upcoming battle between two teams...
Dwight King received 2 for boarding for this hit on Alex Pietrangelo who did not return to the game.
Here is the blunt version of this evening's preview of the St. Louis Blues versus the Los Angeles Kings. There are a lot of crazy things that could be expected in this series. This is one that could be more entertaining than the block party between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals. It is one of those to keep an eye on because of the goaltending...
One thing that is as certain as the teams that will be moving on to the second round of the playoffs in the Western Conference, is that each team is lead by a suffocating defense and anchored by exceptional goal-tending. Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings, Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes, Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators, and Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott of the...