Game 4: Kings 3, Blues 1 (FINAL)

The St. Louis Blues are heading home after today’s game. Will the Kings be joining them, or will the series end? All the action is on NBC and on 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game updates here as well, along with a live chat with Jim Fox…

In goal: It’s stil Quick vs. Elliott.
Kings 3, Blues 1: Dustin Brown scored an empty-net goal with 26 seconds remaining to clinch the victory.

In goal: It’s stil Quick vs. Elliott.
End of period: The Blues outshot the Kings 13-3 in the period. The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.

Officials: Wes McCauley, Dan O’Halloran (referees); Scott Driscoll, Pierre Racicot (linesmen).
Lineups: Kyle Clifford, Davis Drewiske, Andrei Loktionov and Kevin Westgarth are the Kings’ scratches.
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Blues’ Brian Elliott.
Kings 1, Blues 0: The Kings failed to score on an early power play, but took the lead 30 seconds after it ended. The Blues lost control of the puck deep in their own zone, and the puck bounced to Jordan Nolan on the inside of the right circle. Nolan fired and scored. Dustin Penner picked up an assist.
Kings 1, Blues 1: The Blues tied the game on their second shot on goal of the period, with 8:26 remaining in the period. With the Kings in a line change, Barret Jackman pushed the puck up quickly to defensive partner Kevin Shattenkirk, who fired a long-range slap shot to the far post and beat Quick.
Kings 2, Blues 1: Dustin Brown’s goal gave the Kings the lead again with 1:43 remaining in the period. A nice breakout pass by Anze Kopitar found Brown’s stick, and he used a defenseman’s screen to take a long-range shot from the left side. The shot beat Elliott to the top far corner. Drew Doughty also picked up an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Blues 10-4 in the period. The Kings went 0-for-1 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill.

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