Los Angeles Kings
Joe Thornton got San Jose off to a fast start with a power-play goal in the first period and TJ Galiardi added a goal in the second to help the Sharks force a decisive seventh game.
St. Louis coach said, “We need more from the boys we built around,” after Blues lost in playoffs to Kings.
Jonathan Quick made 21 saves and Drew Doughty scored his first goal of the postseason for the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Weren’t the Blues and Ken Hitchock supposed to dictate what they wanted to happen on their home ice?
The win put the defending Stanley Cup champions on the verge of surviving the first round, leading 3-2 heading to Game 6 in Los Angeles on Saturday.
St. Louis has won 8 straight at home, while Los Angeles has lost 8 straight road games.