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Hitchcock says Blues still not in control despite 2-0 lead

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By Scott Bierman By Scott Bierman

(Hockey StL) -- Barret Jackman's first career playoff goal sends the Blues to Los Angeles with a two games to none lead in the first round of the NHL postseason.  Some players said afterwards the Kings would be "desperate" in game three for a win.  

Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock does not see it that way. 

"I don't think there's one person in the room that thinks we're in control of anything other than the number that says two-zero.  I don't think we feel like we're in control of anything," Hitchcock said.  "I don't think they feel like they're in control of anything.  This is two teams that are going to fight this right down to the end.  And I think every player in the locker room knows that."

Regardless of who views what as far as control, it does not change the fact the Blues have taken a Kings team that swept them out of the playoffs - beating them eight consecutive times overall - and won games one and two of this best-of-seven series. 

Very few people, even in St. Louis, thought the Blues had a chance to beat the Kings this series.  

"It's good to be up two games but it's a long series and they're going to come out really hard in game three," forward Patrik Berglund said. 

That game three will be Saturday night in the Staples Center.  I will be there so look for full coverage from LA on News 4, KMOV.com and Hockey STL.




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