Game one between the St. Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings got off to a fast chippy start.
The Kings' Mike Richard scored a goal within the first 30 seconds of the match courtesy of an assist from Dustin Penner. Richard's wrist shot was seven feet out. Los Angeles continued to put pressure on St. Louis' defense, holding an eight to one shot on goal advantage halfway through the first period.
Anze Kopitar added another goal for the Kings, making a shorthanded wrist shot from eight feet out with under five minutes to go in the first period. Kopitar's second goal of the playoffs was assisted by Dustin Brown.
The Kings' third and fourth goals of the first period came back to back. Jeff Carter and Anze Kopitar scored in the first period's final two minutes.
The Blues did not get a shot on goal until the 9:23 mark of the first period.
Five minutes into the game, the Kings' Dwight King and the Blues' B.J. Crombeen duked it out. A close examination of the fight tells us that King got the best of the fight, as he was able to throw more punches in the bout.
The game is currently being televised on CNBC, fans can also listen in on the radio on KTLK 1150 AM.
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