Kings Crown Blues

There's no way the St. Louis Blues can say they didn't have their chances. The door was ajar all night, but they couldn't completely pry it open. Four power plays. A boatload of near-misses. The Los Angeles Kings weathered through, couldn't convert much themselves but avoided falling into an almost insurmountable hole with a 1-0 victory in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinal series on Saturday night.