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WCSF | Game 1 | Kings @ Blues | 6:30PM CT | TSN, NBCSN, RDS




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Tonight's Starting Line-Ups


Then and Now
1967-2012
45 Years of Greatness



1967 Rosters






1967 Logos
[IMG]http://content.****************/logos/1/25/full/273.gif[/IMG]



1967 Scoring Leaders

Gordon "The Red Baron" Berenson
22G 29A 51PTS

Eddie "The Jet" Joyal
23G 34A 57PTS


Defensemen


Barclay Graham Plager
5G 15A 20PTS


Bill Earl White
11G 27A 38PTS


Goaltenders

Glenn "Mr.Goalie" Hall
2.34 GAA


Wayne Alvin Rutledge
2.87 GAA


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Scoring Leaders

David Backes
24G 30A 54PTS


Anze Kopitar
25G 51A 76PTS

Defensemen

Alex Pietrangelo
12g 39A 51PTS


Drew Doughty
10G 26A 36PTS

Goaltenders

Brian Elliott
1.56 GAA .940 SV %


Jonathan Quick
1.95 GAA .929 SV %



Blues vs Kings Preview

TV: NBCSN, TSN

Season Series: Second-seeded St. Louis didn't need to see the first-round results to take eighth-seeded Los Angeles seriously. The Kings beat the Blues in three of four regular-season meetings and Vezina Trophy finalist Jonathan Quick allowed just a single goal in his three starts, posting a .989 save percentage. Brian Elliott, the undisputed No. 1 in St. Louis with Jaroslav Halak ailing, made only one start and one relief appearance against the Kings in the regular season, but posted a .977 save percentage in those outings.

Big Story: The two best defensive teams in the NHL. The goalies that finished 1-2 in the League in shutouts, totaling 19 between them. Veteran head coaches that didn't start the season behind the benches where they currently stand, but who changed the fortunes of their respective teams upon their arrivals.

About the only storyline you don't hear being discussed when it comes to the Blues and the Kings are the offenses, but it's whichever team is able to find a way to generate a few goals that will move on to the Western Conference Finals. St. Louis was 21st in the League during the regular season averaging 2.51 goals per game, while Los Angeles was next-to-last at 2.29. Both teams improved somewhat in their five-game, first-round series wins -- 2.80 for the Blues, 2.40 for the Kings.

Team Scope:

Kings: While the playoffs were in doubt for most of the season in Los Angeles, once the Kings did get in there wasn't much question Quick and their defensive system would give them a shot against top seed and Presidents' Trophy winner Vancouver. But no one could have expected the Kings jumping to a 3-0 series lead or finishing off the Canucks by winning their third game of the series at Rogers Arena.

That's exactly what happened Sunday when Jarret Stoll scored at 4:27 of overtime for a 2-1 victory in Game 5, completing a comeback that started when Brad Richardson tied the game early in the third. Quick, who allowed eight goals in 302 minutes (1.59 goals-against average, .953 save percentage), finished with 26 saves as Los Angeles won its first playoff series in 11 years.

"It's been a long road for a lot of guys in here that have been in this organization and put in a lot of time and just coming together as a group and to finally take a -- this is just one step -- but to take a step in this playoff atmosphere is huge for this team," captain Dustin Brown said. "I'm just proud of this group."

Blues: The expectations might have been somewhat different in St. Louis with a Central Division title and higher seed, but the Blues had gone almost as long as the Kings without advancing in the playoffs before they dispatched of the Sharks. Elliott's goaltending and the dominant play of forwards Andy McDonald and Patrik Berglund allowed them to finish off San Jose for their first series win in 10 years.

Like the Kings, the Blues trailed 1-0 entering the third period in Game 5 before they rallied for a pair of goals 45 seconds apart. Veteran Jamie Langenbrunner evened the score with 8:44 remaining, then David Perron deflected a point shot by Alex Pietrangelo for the series-winning goal. McDonald's empty-netter gave him a team-leading four goals and eight points, while Elliott (1.37 GAA, .949 save percentage) stopped 50 of 52 shots over the final two games of the series.

"We play the right way, the way we have to play to win," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "And everybody is on that same page, and almost afraid to get off it. I think having to rely on each other kept the stress and pressure away.

"It's a very unique team. There are no superstars. There's just a bunch of guys that grew up together, they're having fun together, and now they're counting on each other."

Who's Hot: Stoll scored a pair of goals for the Kings in the first round, and both were game-winners. … McDonald scored goals in each of the Blues' final four games against the Sharks, while Berglund compiled 1 goal and 4 assists during a three-game points streak.

Injury Report: Los Angeles forward Simon Gagne led all scorers in the regular-season series between these teams with four points, but he's been out since late December with a concussion. Forward Kyle Clifford is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. … Halak (lower body) has been ruled out for at least the first two games of this series. Forward Scott Nichol (undisclosed) is day-to-day.

Stat Pack: With Gagne sidelined, Anze Kopitar's two goals were the most scored by any player in the regular-season series. Kopitar, Stoll and Mike Richards each finished with three points. … Langenbrunner, Vladimir Sobotka and Alex Steen were the only Blues to score goals against the Kings.

Puck Drop: St. Louis went 43-15-11 this season once Hitchcock took the reins, while Los Angeles put together a 25-13-11 mark after Darryl Sutter's hiring. Both coaches understand what it takes to make a deep playoff run, and have a mutual respect for each other.

"It's a pretty good hockey club and he's a pretty strong leader, [with] a good veteran group and kids that probably just needed a clear focus," Sutter said. "Hitch can establish that in a hurry … that's what good coaches do. Guys who have coached for a long time, they can adapt, and they have a good pulse on the room. He does that."

"I'm happy for him," Hitchcock said. "I know what he's doing is what he wants to do. I know in his heart he's a coach and he loves coaching. I think he's at his happiest when he's barking and cajoling."

This GDT Brought to You By:
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Loving the 1967 stuff. That was a cool logo. Those blue jerseys were classic. Ya Ma Goo, boys and girls, Ya Ma Goo.

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Can't wait, this is going to be an Epic series! Good luck boys!

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Great job prelude you took the 1967 idea way farther than I would have. Love the effort. I am working on an idea for GDT2. I'll pm you later if I am able to pull it off.

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It's about time! This wait has been killing me. Another case of get one early, step on their throats, and never look back. This should be an all out war tonight. Ya Ma Goo!

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Oh yeah how could I forget






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What a great GDT! Amazing job!
Ya Ma Goo, Let's go Blues!

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Great thread, but I see you still have the Sharks on your mind.

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Great thread, but I see you still have the Sharks on your mind.
Heh. I took care of it.

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gettin impatient....is it 630 yet???

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Solid GDT! Looking forward to this game, week's gone so slow :/

GO BLUES GO !

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If our 2nd line dominates their 2nd line, which I am expecting, I think it could be an easier game than some think.

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Best time of the year to be a Hockey fan! Kings fan coming in peace looking forward to the game tonight. A lot of similarities between our teams, expecting a physical series and scoring above what's been predicted.

Drop the puck already!!

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I predict a 3-1 blues win.

They focus on amac, but it's oshie and backes that put up the points tonight.

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I am SO EXCITED for this game. At least Rangers/Caps is on right now and it's pretty entertaining. But I wish 6:30 would hurry up.

LET'S GO BLUES!

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Great thread, but I see you still have the Sharks on your mind.
Haha, darnit it...I can't believe I did that. Must of been something to do with too much sleep deprivation.


Oh well...Let's go Blues!!!

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Just wanted to say that if we lose to your Blues I'll be sad but rooting for you to finish the job this year. I love the way your team is built, you play hockey the way it should be played. I'm so happy to not have to deal with the Canucks and their fans, it almost feels like we've already accomplished something!

Cheers to a clean and injury free series!

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Great GDT.

Let's Go Bluuuueeeeeeessssssss!!!!!

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Just wanted to say that if we lose to your Blues I'll be sad but rooting for you to finish the job this year. I love the way your team is built, you play hockey the way it should be played. I'm so happy to not have to deal with the Canucks and their fans, it almost feels like we've already accomplished something!

Cheers to a clean and injury free series!
What a coincidence because I'm so happy to not have to deal with the Sharks and their fans! I like the Kings and I've had nothing but pleasant experience with their fans. This will be a fun series. And if the Kings win they'll have my support the rest of the way as well!

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You can only take so much anticipation.

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Weather over playoff hockey...This sucks!

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This chick needed to shut up about the weather 15 minutes ago. We don't care. Get back to hockey. My god.

Luckily I remembered firstrowsports just in time.

HAY GUYS WATCH OUT FOR TORNADOES AND HAIL IF YOU'RE GOING TO THE GAME

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