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Discuss: Kings sweep out the Blues, march to first conference final since 1993

May 6, 2012, 6:02 PM EDT

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The Los Angeles Kings came into today’s Game 4 with the difficult goal of trying to sweep out the second seeded St. Louis Blues. So of course they made sure to go out there and do the same thing they did in the first three games of the series and wind up taking out St. Louis 3-1 and move on to the Western Conference finals.

Once again it would be Dustin Brown and Jonathan Quick proving to be insanely frustrating for the Blues as Brown had two goals while Quick played masterfully in goal yet again stopping 23 out of 24 shots to seal the deal. While Brian Elliott played better in Game 4 for the Blues, he wasn’t able to help the Blues score.

Some thoughts to take with you into the comments:

—- L.A. is the first team to take out the top two seeds in the playoffs in the first two rounds. They’ve gone 8-1 in the playoffs. Yes, they’re the eighth seed.

—- The Kings haven’t been to the Western Conference finals since 1993 when Wayne Gretzky and Luc Robitaille led the way against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

—- L.A. isn’t lacking on playoff experience as Mike Richards and Jeff Carter were in the Eastern Conference finals and Stanley Cup finals with Philadelphia in 2010. Those Flyers were the seventh seed in the East that year.

—- Not-so sneaky best player for L.A.? Anze Kopitar. If he’s not scoring points, he’s dominating puck possession and frustrating opponents.

—- Did the Blues just run out of gas or what? The Kings beat them at their own game.

—- Does this series play out any differently if Jaroslav Halak is healthy for the Blues? Considering they couldn’t score goals, maybe they just don’t get swept.

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  1. drewzducks - May 6, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    All hail Blomfeld !

    • blomfeld - May 6, 2012 at 11:23 PM

      Thank you friend. Yes, our glorious LA Kings have “carried the day” yet again, just as I knew they would … and by so doing, they’ve brought “joy and happiness” to us all … praise be ! Your handle indicates that you may be a supporter of that “other” team from the greater Los Angeles area ? So if that that’s the case, then I implore you to denounce the Ducks right now, see the light and “fall in” with the rest of us ! Our team and it’s army of supporters is now headed for the high ground and ultimate victory ! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

      To Drewzducks and other assorted friends … “Welcome” to the LA Kings ! :)

  2. highlander24 - May 6, 2012 at 6:18 PM


  3. caps247 - May 6, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Great job on the King’s part. I had all the low seeded teams knock out the high seeded teams this offseason for a change, so I have the Caps and Kings going to the Cup Finals.
    That would be an amazing series, because of their talented offenses and young hot goaltenders.

    • mhazz84 - May 7, 2012 at 10:52 AM

      Young hot goaltenders? You aren’t allowed to live next to a school are you?

  4. hiltonandastoria - May 6, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Start talking about Quick and Conn Smyth
    (sorry no Vezina)

    • danphipps01 - May 6, 2012 at 7:02 PM

      If they pull off the Cup win, Quick might have quite a potent challenger for the Conn Smythe on his hands in the form of Dustin Brown. Quick may be the game-breaker at one end of the ice, but Brown is playing out of his mind at the other. He’s been nothing short of fantastic since the puck dropped in game one versus Vancouver.

  5. oside760 - May 6, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    the kings are straight up doing work. dont even step. cause you’ll get knocked out. GO KINGS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Buffalo Grumblings - May 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Kings look awfully good. Whoever they face out of the East is going to be hardpressed to beat them.

  7. crazemastercraze - May 6, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Dustin Brown should be giving Sean Avery a call right about now…. let em know how a real NHL player earns his paycheck!

  8. barcthespark - May 6, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Congrats to the Kings. You guys deserved the win by outplaying my Blues in every aspect of the game.

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