When the Los Angeles Kings plowed their way through the Western Conference en route to their first Stanley Cup last year, they didn't trail in a single series. After Jonathan Quick's overtime gaffe in Game 1 against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, they experienced a series deficit for the first time in a while.
A deficit has now become a hole.
With Game 2 knotted a two and under a minute to go in regulation, Blues defenseman Barret Jackman broke the tie to give St. Louis a 2-0 series lead:
It was Jackman's first career playoff goal and ended a period in which the Blues evened the score early on after a Jonathan Quick rebound bounce in off Patrick Bergland.
The Kings now head back home for Game 3 to Staples Center where they were 19-4-1 during the regular season and are feeling confident.
"Four games in a series, so we just focus on the next one," Brown told LA Kings Insider Jon Rosen. "We’re going home. We played really well at home this year, and we’ve got to take care of our home ice here.”
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