The Los Angeles Kings find themselves in a very familiar situation in the Western Conference semifinals of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. They're the big underdogs, they're starting the series on the road against a powerful team ... and they've opened up a 1-0 series lead in enemy territory. On Saturday, the Kings defeated the Blues 3-1 and hope to once again shock the hockey world.
The Blues struck first, with David Perron sending a puck past Jonathan Quick at 9:16 in the first period. That would be the last time the Blues would find the net, however. At 16:58 in the first period, Slava Voynov scored the equalizer.
At 18:57 of the second period, Matt Greene scored a shorthanded goal -- something Los Angeles excelled at in the first round -- to put the Kings on top. Dustin Penner added an empty net goal at 19:45 of the third period to put the game away for good.
The Kings will try to pick up another road win on Monday before the series head back to Los Angeles.