(HockeyStL) -- The Blues might have a commanding 2-0 series lead in the first round of the playoffs over the defending Stanley Cup champions but they know full well this thing is far from over.
"They can just as easily grab the momentum back by winning one and getting a second one and tying the series up," defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk said. "Not that we don't feel in control but we can't rest on the fact we're up two games to nothing."
The Kings find themselves in a very different situation compared to a year ago. Last postseason, Los Angeles never trailed in a series. But not only that, it was up 3-0 on every single opponent on the way to its first ever Stanley Cup.
So now that the Kings have their backs against the wall, Blues players know they'll have an extreme sense of urgency.
"It's kind of that leave it all out there type of mentality. They know if they go down three nothing that's a hard hole to dig yourselves out of," Shattenkirk said. "Desperate teams are the most dangerous because they're hungry and they're not going to stop for a full 60 minutes or however long it takes."