Los Angeles Kings Sweep St. Louis
The Los Angeles Kings have reached the conference finals after sweeping the St. Louis Blues in four games. The Kings won game four due to the stellar goaltending of their goalie Jonathan Quick who allowed just one goal in their 3-1 victory. This is the first time the Kings have been in the Western Conference finals of the NHL since 1993 when someone known as the Great One, was playing for the team.
Quick repelled 23 shots and Dustin Brown the team captain had two goals to lead them to victory. The Kings now await the winner of the Nashville-Phoenix series in the conference finals. The Kings became just the first team in conference history to eliminate the top two seeded playoff teams.
The Kings have only made it past the second round in the playoffs once since joining the league. That was in 1993 when they met the Montreal Canadians in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Kings eventually lost to the Canadians in the Cup finals.
The first period was the most offensive period of the game as three goals were scored. Brown scored his fourth and fifth playoff goals and 10th point of the playoffs, which leads the team. The only shot to make it past Quick was off the stick of Kevin Shattenkirk the Blues’ defenseman.
The Kings went through a spell during the second period where they were outshot by the Blues 13 to 3 and they did not take their second shot of the entire period until there was just 1:24 left on the clock.