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Discuss: Kings, Quick shut out Blues in Game 3

May 5, 2013, 12:58 AM EDT

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The L.A. Kings, on home ice, were able to hold on for a 1-0 shutout victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of the best-of-seven Western Conference quarter-final.

The Blues still lead the series 2-1, but, with the chance to put the defending Stanley Cup champs on the brink of a first-round elimination, couldn’t solve Kings goalie Jonathan Quick.

Some early talking points from this one.

  • Jonathan Quick was hard on himself for the two L.A. losses in St. Louis. But he was perfect in Game 3, stopping all 30 shots he faced.
  • Another low scoring game between these two teams. The Blues and Kings have combined for just seven goals in three games. Still been entertaining hockey, though. Great goaltending and physical play have dominated this series, and what is wrong with that?
  • Slava Voynov scored the lone goal of the night at 4:56 of the second period after a wild goal-mouth scramble in front of Blues’ goalie Brian Elliott.
  • The Blues were awarded a power play early in the third period when L.A. defenseman Drew Doughty reacted to David Perron knocking over Quick, who had his goalie mask knocked off in the melee. Doughty shoved Perron into the net and threw about three or four jabs with his opponent on the ice. Both players received penalties, but Doughty was called for the  extra roughing minor, giving the Blues a man advantage.
  • Probably going to be some sore bodies after this one. The Blues and Kings combined for 92 registered hits.
  1. manchestermiracle - May 5, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    Whichever team survives might be pretty banged up going to the next round. Hard-fought game with plenty of hits, something like 250 total in three games. Refs did a good job considering all they have to watch for, although the double minor to Doughty didn’t account for Perron flopping onto Quick. The diving stick save by Williams (?) on a loose puck in front of the Kings’ goal was huge. Now the defending champs have to win game 4 and recapture the road-warrior attitude they had last year.

  2. phillyphanatic77 - May 5, 2013 at 1:20 AM

    I don’t know how some folks can complain about low-scoring hockey. I know Playoff hockey is always tight, but even 1-0 or 2-1 regular season games are great, IMO. It seems like every little play means something in games like this. Both teams went all out for 60 minutes and it was a joy to watch. Brian Elliot and JQuick were both great. Elliot has really impressed me in this series, while Quick has just been vintage Quick. I thought after his so-so regular season Quick might struggle, but he’s stepped it up like last year. Every series has been entertaining but this one has been the best IMO. Very evenly matched. Eventhough my Flyers aren’t in it, I find it impossible to pry my eyes away from the 2013 NHL playoffs. Can’t wait for game 4.

  3. rgledz - May 5, 2013 at 1:40 AM

    I hope the Kings lose. Their captain is a dirty, overrated player and they deserve to be eliminated. Their coach is a douche too.

    • manchestermiracle - May 5, 2013 at 2:10 AM

      Yeah, Brown pisses a lot of people off. You’d love to have him on your team. You know, the one that apparently didn’t make the playoffs, since the only point you seem able to make is whining about another team. And Sutter? He hardly ever says anything at all. What the hell could he have done to deserve your well-thought-out and incisive analysis? Well, besides winning a Cup.

  4. qauzaq - May 5, 2013 at 2:11 AM

    @rgledz how is Sutter a douche? I can understanding having an issue with Brown because he is the subject of several controversial hits but what did Sutter do?

  5. blomfeld - May 5, 2013 at 2:13 AM

    DAMAGE REPORT: REPAIRS MADE, NOW READY FOR BATTLE SPEED !

    Notwithstanding the importance of this timely victory, the best part about tonight was comrade Quick reclaiming his rightful place as the undisputed ‘best’ of the best! And with that, there can be no doubt that the ‘infidels’ have now been rendered speechless given Quickie’s almost ‘ethereal’ performance tonight. Nonetheless, in game four we Kings need to finally bring our big guns to bear and I for one say that we finally will, God willing ! :)

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. aldog83 - May 5, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Kings play was dissapointing.

    Quick saved their butts again.

    Thank you Quick.

    Kopitar Carter Richards zero goals.

    Please help Quick !!!!!

  7. namriverrat69 - May 6, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Other than Quick, the impact player on the Kings for me is Kyle Clifford. He is a beast.

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