Game 52: Blues 1, Kings 0 (FINAL)

Make sure all of your coulombs are ready to go. The Kings start their “Grammy trip” in St. Louis tonight against the Blues, with all the action on Fox Sports West and on 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game updates here as well…

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Halak.
End of period: Darryl Sutter swapped wingers Justin Williams and Dustin Penner in the third period to try to generate some offense, but the Kings were shut out for the sixth time this season. The Blues outshot the Kings 33-21.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Halak.
Blues 1, Kings 0: The Blues broke the scoreless tie 8:38 into the second period. Drew Doughty tried to line up Matt D’Agostini for a hip check along the boards in the Kings’ zone, but D’Agostini fought through it. That led to a 2-on-1 chance with Jamie Langenbrunner, and D’Agostini passed across to Langenbrunner for the one-time goal. Alex Pietrangelo also got an assist.
End of period: The Blues outshot the Kings 13-8 in the period. The Kings went 0-for-1 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill. The Kings got better play from Quick in the period but had only flurries of offensive pressure.

In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Blues’ Jaroslav Halak.
End of period: The Kings recorded five of the first six shots, but the Blues outshot the Kings 12-6 in the scoreless, penalty-free period. The Blues had more sustained pressure throughout the period and also had success with their forecheck, while the Kings struggled at times with offensive-zone recovery. St. Louis’ David Perron hit the post at the 10:17 mark, and the Blues nearly scored a couple other times, after Quick left rebounds in prime scoring areas.

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