Kings Put Blues on Brink of Elimination After 4-2 Victory in Game 3

Ladies and gentlemen, what you are seeing is no fluke.

The Los Angeles Kings are for real.

After their 4-2 win over St. Louis on Thursday night, the Kings put themselves one game away from advancing to the Western Conference finals.

And this time it wasn't all about Jonathan Quick.

Quick had what would be considered an average day by his standards, allowing two weak goals off of 20 shots, but the Kings never let up and quickly applied pressure to show St. Louis and the rest of the country that they are a serious force in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Kings have scored nine goals in the last two games and have put all of their offensive questions aside.

After they stormed the Blues for four goals in the first period of Game 2, the Kings continued to apply pressure to St. Louis and spent most of the opening period of Game 3 in the Blues zone.

St. Louis goaltender Brian Elliott has looked like a shell of himself this round giving up 11 goals in three games to a team that finished next to last in scoring during the regular season.


The team that catches fire right before the playoffs is normally the team that fares the most.


See: Los Angeles Kings.

The Blues finished the regular season with 109 points and the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, while the Kings spent the last month fighting to get in.

The point is the Blues were not supposed to be in this situation. Then again, neither were the Kings.

Los Angeles is 7-1 this postseason and have now become the favorites to win the Stanley Cup.

It would be the first time in NHL history an eighth-seeded team won the league championship and the first for the Kings in franchise history.

As for St. Louis, they have reached "panic mode" and must now fight for their playoff lives. It isn't impossible...

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