Blog: Kings dominate Blues in Game 2

Blog: Kings dominate Blues in Game 2

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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 30: T.J. Oshie #74 of the St. Louis Blues takes a shot on goal against the Los Angeles Kings in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 30, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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by Jeff Abeln / HockeyStL

KMOV.com

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 27 at 6:22 AM

(HockeyStL) -- Well, there is always Game 3.  It is hard to take anything good away from this game and the Blues need to find their winning way...and quick.

Blues lose 5-2.

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Scratch that,  David Perron and Oshie get 2:00 minutes each for roughing. Mike Richards got 4:00 for roughing.

I have a feeling it's going to be too little too late for the Note tonight.

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T.J. Oshie just leveled Dustin Penner, and I mean LEVELED him! A scrum ensued which resulted in a Blues power play.

A Blues goal on the PP would finally make this a game.

5-2 Kings, 12:00 to go in the game.

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Matt D'Agostini pulls the Blues within three, with a goal with 14:30 to go in the game; 5-2 L.A.

Let's see if St. Louis can keep up the pressure and climb back into this one.

Three goals in 13:00? Doubt it, not against Jonathan Quick.

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Third period about to start. Elliott still in goal. 5-1 Kings.

Trying to think of questions to ask the players afterwards without them pulling my sportcoat over my head and pummeling me.

After game one's loss, the dressing room was extremely quiet, literately no one was talking. I can only imagine how the mood will be after this game.

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Despite out shooting the Kings 9-2 in the second period the Blues still trail 5-1 entering the third period.

The Jumbo-tron continues to feature motivational scenes from movies. First was Rudy, second was Rocky, I'm wondering if sometime in the third they just throw Tony Robbins up there and see if he can motivate this team!

5-1 Kings after two periods.

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Multiple scrums beginning to break out. Blues headed to the power play with just over six to play in the second period.  They desperately need a goal.

This one could get ugly at this pace.

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The Fans went from booing to cheering as just 18 seconds into the second period, Andy McDonald beat Jonathan Quick to make it a 4-1 Kings lead.

There's still a lonnnnnnng way to go though.

I wasn't even done writing that last sentence before the King's Justin Williams scored L.A.'s fifth goal of the game.  5-1 Kings, under 18:00 to go in the second period.

So much for the crowd getting back into the game.

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The first period is over and the Kings lead the Blues 4-0.

As the seconds ticked off the clock, and the horn finally sounded ending the opening period, the Blues' faithful booed and booed extremely loudly, and the team deserves it.

This could be the worst period the Note has played all year long.  The Note is 0-3 on the power play and is being outshot 16-5.

The P.A. announcer just told fans to turn their attention to the jumbo-tron for first period highlights, and the fans booed! Blues fans deserve better than this. 

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Jeff Carter just gave the Kings a 3-0 lead with under 1:00 to play in the opening period.

Uh, correction, it's now 4-0 L.A.  Just seconds later Kopitar tallied his second of the game.

This is unwatchable. 

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The Blues just allowed their second short handed goal of the series. 2-0 Kings. Anze Kopitar scored his second of the playoffs.

This is the worst I've seen the Blues play all year long.

I would love to be a fly on the wall in the  Blues dressing room during the intermission. Hitch might say just a few foul words!

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The night only gets more  frustrating for Kevin Shattenkirk, the defenseman just received two minutes for 'roughing.'

The Note needs to be more discipline.  The Blues preached discipline all week, but haven't shown too much of it yet in this series. 

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B.J. Crombeen and Dwight King, the guy who checked Pietrangelo into the boards Saturday,  just got into the game's first fight.

Sorry Blues' fans, but Crombeen did not win the fight. King landed more solid shots, then took Crombeen down to the ice. Both received 5:00 for fighting.

Blues do not look sharp at all.  six minutes into the game and they haven't recorded a shot. 

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Alex Pietrangelo will not play in game two tonight.  He suffered a huge hit in game one that sent him flying into the boards nearly head first.  Pietrangelo skated this morning, but again won't play in game two.

Ian Cole will take his spot.

Just 31 seconds into the game, Mike Richards scored for the Kings.  1-0 L.A.

Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk was knocked off the puck, allowing the Kings to control it, ultimately leading to Richards' goal.

Sunday morning, Shattenkirk told me game two was a ,"must win."  He also said he's looking forward to the opportunity of stepping up in game two if Pietrangelo couldn't go (at that time we didn't know if Alex would play or not).  This wasn't the start Shattenkirk was hoping for in game two.
 

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