Blues Stun Kings To Take 2-0 Series Lead

Blues defenseman Barrett Jackman. (Credit: Wikipedia)

Blues defenseman Barrett Jackman.
(Credit: Wikipedia)

The St. Louis Blues netted a pair of goals in third period to earn a come from behind, 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings in the second game of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series on Thursday night at Scottrade Center. Patrik Berglund redirected the puck into the net from eight feet out to tie the game at the 3:34 mark of the third period and Barrett Jackman blasted a wrist shot into the net from 47-feet away to give the Blues a 2-1 lead with 51 seconds remaining in regulation. St. Louis killed off the final seconds to take a 2-0 series lead heading back to Los Angeles

Dustin Brown scored the lone goal for the Kings. who lost despite out shooting the Blues 29-25 in the game. Brown’s power play goal gave Los Angeles a 1-0 lead midway through the first period, an advantage they held until Berglund tied the game in the third. Blues goalie Brian Elliott survived an injury scare in the third period and recorded 28 saves to earn his second victory of the series. His counterpart, Jonathan Quick stopped 23 of the 25 shots he faced in the loss. 

St. Louis takes a 2-0 lead as the series shifts back to Los Angeles for games three and four. Game three will take place on Saturday night at Staples Center with a start time of 9 p.m. central time.



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