Report Card for Los Angeles Kings’ 1st-Round Playoff Victory

The Los Angeles Kings wrapped up a brutal and hard-fought series against the fourth-seeded St. Louis Blues Friday night to prevail in six games.

It wasn't easy, but the Kings rallied from two games down and won four straight to secure a berth in the second round for a second straight year.

While the series started slowly for the Kings—with more than their fair share of mistakes and shades of the old offensive struggles—the team slowly came into form and looked more and more like the championship team from last season. 

There is still a lot of hockey to be played and the Kings will most certainly need to improve if they want to further extend their season.

In the meantime, here's a summary of how the Kings performed in their triumphant first-round series.

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