Los Angeles Kings
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.
Can the Blues turn things around and regain the series lead against the Los Angeles Kings?
Anze Kopitar tied it with 12:46 to play, Justin Williams tipped home the go-ahead goal 76 seconds later.
St. Louis has allowed just three goals in the series, but Jonathan Quick kept the Kings unbeaten at home since March 23.
Barret Jackman said his eyes were closed when his first career playoff goal sailed past Jonathan Quick and into the net with 50.6 seconds to go.
The team announced the cancellation Thursday afternoon “due to the prediction of inclement weather” and “in the interest of safety for the fans.”