The View from St. Louis - LA Kings Insider

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

Tom Timmermann: Tarasenko stars as Blues storm back

“Vladimir Tarasenko, not surprisingly, had his fingerprints all over this one as he recorded his second hat trick of the season.”

Tom Timmermann: Bluenotes: Gunnarsson cleared to play; Oshie misses game

“Winger T.J. Oshie missed the game because of “family reasons,” according to the team. He will accompany the team on its three-game trip that begins Thursday in Los Angeles.”

Jeff Gordon: Hockey Guy: Kings sing the Tarasenko Blues

“The Kings’ lackluster recent play has experts wondering if the Stanley Cup champions are finally wearing down after playing all those extra games in recent years.”

BELLEVILLE NEWS-DEMOCRAT

Norm Sanders: Tarasenko hat trick and third-period outburst leads the Blues past Kings

“It was a dominant third period by the Blues, who outscored the Kings 4-0 while scoring four goals on eight shots.”

SB Nation – ST. LOUIS GAME TIME

Donut King: Blues Surge Late, Take 5-2 Victory Over Kings

“David Backes has been largely seen as invisible at times this year, but that’s easy to do when you’re playing the shutdown role.”