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In case you didn’t notice, the Blues-Kings series was really tight

May 11, 2013, 1:41 PM EDT

Jonathan Quick, Brian Elliott Getty Images

The Kings victory over the Blues in Game 6 to take the series ended what turned out to be one of the closest playoff rounds in NHL history.

All six games were decided by one goal and, according to the NHL, that’s only the second time in league history a series of six games or more had that occur. You can’t say things weren’t tightly contested with results like that, but the entirety of the series was played like that.

According to the league, the series was either tied or a one-goal game 98.8% of the time. The one time it wasn’t? When St. Louis had a two-goal lead for 5:01 of Game 4. Everything else? Living on the edge. What the games may have lacked in scoring chances it was made up for in suspense. Give it up to Jonathan Quick and Brian Elliott for keeping things lively in a different way.

  1. qauzaq - May 11, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Great series. But I am sure glad it’s over haha! GKG

    • therealjr - May 11, 2013 at 4:47 PM

      So are we.

      Signed,
      Everyone who is not a Kings or Blues fan.

      • zach28 - May 12, 2013 at 12:13 AM

        you must be on crack bud, that was one of the best series i’ve watched in a while, great tight checking intense hockey!! goalies were phenomenal and the players gave everything they had, nothing more exciting than watching the desperation play of a team up or down by a goal battling out, hats off to the kings and blues, great series. go leafs go!!

      • therealjr - May 14, 2013 at 4:45 PM

        Tired of watching the Kings mount the Blues. 4-0 last year and should have been 4-1 this year. You may think it was close, but it wasn’t.

  2. crosberries - May 11, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Great series to watch was one of my favorites great hockey!

  3. nothanksimdriving123 - May 11, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Very close indeed. But the Ducks/Wings thing has given us 4 OT games, and with luck, and enough burnt offerings to the hockey gods (burn anything, as long as it is at least mostly legal in at least one US state) we’ll get one more Sunday. Can anything else in sports compare to G7 OT?

    • esracerx46 - May 11, 2013 at 4:13 PM

      Didn’t think Kings Blues series go to overtime 5 times with the lone exception being game 6?

  4. bcsteele - May 11, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    As a die hard Blues fan this just breaks my heart…but…we’ll be back next year and even better if Armstrong can keep this team together and we can find some extra scoring punch.

    Hats off to the Kings. I’m officially pulling for you. I always thought the winner of this series was AT LEAST going to the conference final and I still believe you all will. Hopefully we didn’t hurt you to bad to accomplish that given the nature of both our team’s play. I’d rather say we lost to the champs if we have an early exit…so do me a favor and win it all!

    So good year Blues, and we’ll be back…and as a temporary Kings fan…GKG!!!

  5. mydoglouie - May 11, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Thankfully, a team whose top player had 36 points is out!

    • zach28 - May 12, 2013 at 12:14 AM

      36 points in a 48 game season isnt anything to scoff at, especially when that team is a defense first hitting hockey club man.

  6. jpelle82 - May 11, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    hard to believe that the blues with probably the best blue line core in the game lost 4 in a row though. testament to the kings resiliency and toughness

  7. leeeroooyjeeenkiiins - May 11, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    It was nice to see an incredibly physical series almost never get dirty, props to both teams for keeping it professional. I can think of at least a few teams that really should take note.

    • sunderlanding - May 11, 2013 at 4:28 PM

      Bruins Leafs is the same way. Very physical, but mostly respect on both sides.

  8. kingsfan68 - May 11, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    it was a closer series than I thought it would be however it made for great hockey… Go kings go

  9. namriverrat69 - May 11, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Kudos to the Blues. What a great, brutal, hard fought series they had with the LA Kings. I can see the beginning of a Kings-Blues relationship like Utah had with the Bulls or as Alydar was to Affirmed in the triple crown races. Alydar lost by a 1/2 length in the Derby, a neck in the Preakness and a nose in the Belmont Stakes as Affirmed won the Triple Crown. Those two horses could have raced another 10 times and the heart of Affirmed would never have allowed Alydar to win. Alydar was a great horse in his own right.

    One team (or horse) will own another team no matter what.

    This could be one of those relationships.

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