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Discuss: Kings come back, even series with Blues

May 7, 2013, 1:05 AM EDT

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The L.A. Kings are back on even terms in their best-of-seven series with the St. Louis Blues.

The Kings, the defending Stanley Cup champs who found themselves down 2-0 after the opening two games in St. Louis, tied the series at two-games apiece with a 4-3 victory on Monday night.

And this bruising series will go at least six games.

Here are some talking points.

  • Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams scored one minute and 16 seconds apart in the third period to dig the Kings out of a one-goal deficit and into the lead.
  • The Williams goal came off a deflection in front of the net. The goal was reviewed for a possible high stick, but the call on the ice would stand.
  • Blues’ forward T.J. Oshie scored twice, giving St. Louis a two-goal in the first period and a 3-2 lead in the second period. But the Blues couldn’t hang on.
  • Dustin Penner, who scored a paltry two goals in 33 games during the regular season, tallied for the Kings.
  • The Blues, needing to generate something of an attack once they fell behind in the third period, produced all of five shots on Jonathan Quick. That’s not enough.
  • Each game in this series has been decided by one goal.
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