NHL Game Summary - Los Angeles at St. Louis|
(Thursday, May 2nd)
Final Score: St. Louis 2, Los Angeles 1
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Barret Jackman's first career playoff goal
came with 50.4 seconds to play as the St. Louis Blues took a 2-1 victory over
the Los Angeles Kings in Game 2 of this Western Conference quarterfinal
Patrik Berglund tied the game early in the third period to back a 28-save
effort by Brian Elliott for the Blues, who now own a 2-0 lead in this best-of-
seven series after consecutive 2-1 victories.
St. Louis is hoping to avenge last year's sweep at the hands of the Kings in
the conference semifinals.
Dustin Brown scored the lone goal of the game for the Kings, who only lost
four games total during last year's run to the franchise's first Stanley Cup
championship. Jonathan Quick posted 23 saves in the loss.
This series heads back to Los Angeles for Game 3 on Saturday night.
"Four games will win this series, so we just focus on the next one, we're
going home," said Brown. "We've played really well at home this year. We've
got to take care of our home ice here."
With time nearing the end of regulation, Chris Stewart brought the puck in
down the right side and slid a short pass over to Jackman, who snapped a
wrister past the glove of Quick for a 2-1 lead -- the hosts' first and only
of the game.
"You get a bounce," said Jackman. "You get a puck that you don't normally get
and you put it home, and it's definitely a good feeling."
LA got Quick out of the net shortly after the ensuing faceoff, but was unable
to get any quality chances before time expired.
The only goal of the first period went to Los Angeles and it came on a 5-on-3
power play as a shot from the high slot by Mike Richards was tipped in by
Brown halfway through the frame.
Elliott made 11 stops in the second period to keep the Kings from building on
their advantage, while Quick stopped all eight shots he faced in the middle
The Blues, though, finally tied the game at the 3:44 mark of the third when
Alex Pietrangelo skated down the right wing and threw it on net, with Berglund
tapping in the rebound.
St. Louis has won two of the three playoff series between these two clubs ...
The Kings were 1-for-4 on the power play while the Blues failed on all four of
their chances ... Los Angeles defenseman Drew Doughty led all skaters in ice
time, playing almost 30 minutes of the contest.
05/03 01:22:25 ET