(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Kings are looking pretty good for an eighth seed. For the second straight series the Kings have taken a 3-0 series lead as they defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-2.
Defenseman Drew Doughty had a goal and two assists and Mike Richards scored his third goal of the playoffs.
“When you have success, you gain confidence, and we’ve been playing the same system and the same style for a while now,” Richards said. “We’re maybe a little surprised it’s going like this, but we knew going into every game we have a chance to win.”
Blues winger Chris Stewart had two goals in the loss.
“Personally, I don’t think they’ve seen our best hockey yet.” Stewart said. “Especially tonight. We came out and took a couple of undisciplined penalties. It’s hard when your top guys are out there killing penalties, and they’re tired when it comes crunch time in the game.”
The Blues will get at least one more chance to prove they can play better, when they take the ice for Game 4 Sunday in Los Angeles.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN