St. Louis Sings The Blues, The Philadelphia Flyers Edge Closer To Elimination

May 3, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8) is congratulated by mascot Bailey (72) after game three of the 2012 Western Conference semifinals against the St. Louis Blues at the Staples Center. The Kings defeated the Blues 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

The L.A. Kings can sit atop their thrones mighty and proud tonight as they have swept the St. Louis Blues.
The New Jersey Devils came out on top of The Philadelphia Flyers, they now lead the series 3-1.
Here is a recap of those games:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kings/Blues
Chris Stewart of St. Louis gave the Kings their first power play opportunity at 2:06 when he went off for 2 minutes for tripping. The Devils did not capitalize on that, however Jordan Nolan did score the first goal of the game at 4:36, assisted by Penner. At 11:34 Kevin Shattenkirk tied it up, assisted by Jackman.
At 15:53 Chris Stewart goes off again, this time a 5 minute major for fighting with Jordan Nolan, who also received the same punishment. The Kings fought a penalty kill at 14:14 when Jarett Stoll got 2 minute for fighting. At 18:17 The Kings bounced back. Dustin Brown put them ahead 2-1 assisted by Kopitar and Doughty.
The second period went scoreless, however, several penalties were dealt. First was Scott Nichol at 4:48, 2 minutes for holding. Then at 6:04 Dwight King served 2 minutes for too many men on the ice. Drew Doughty went off 2 minutes for interference at 8:03. At 8:13 David Beckes got the last penalty when he received 2 minutes for elbowing.
For over 19 minutes of the third period, there was nothing but penalties again. First was Matt D’Agostini, 2 minutes for boarding at 4:33. Also at 4:33, Dustin Brown, 2 minutes for slashing. At 8:00 Dustin Nichol, 4 minute double minor for hi sticking. Jarret Stall at 9:29, 2 minutes for hi sticking. Finally, at 19:34 Dustin Brown broke the almost 2 period dry spell and scored, assisted by Kopitar and Greene.

Flyers/Devils
Travis Zajak opened up the penalties at 8:55 of the first, 2 minutes for interference. At 11:43 Merek Zidlicky was also given 2 minutes for interference, in which Philly’s Scott Hartnell took advantage and scored the power play goal, assisted by Giroux and Timonen. At 13:27 Andreas Lilja sat out 2 minutes for tripping. Claude Giroux surprised everyone when he scored a short handed goal at 13:40, assisted by Talbot. Philadelphia was up 2-0. Petr Sykora fired back at 15:14 when he netted one, assisted by Zidlicky and Zajak. Merek Zidlicky then tied it up 2-2 at 18:09, assisted by Salvador and Kavalchuck. At 18:32 interference was called on Scott Hartnell where he sat out 2 minutes. Personally it didn’t look like interference to me. It looked like he was pushed into the goaltender. He was extremely angry, shouting at the ref. He obviously agrees with me.
The second period wasn’t as eventful. At 5:12 Sean Couturier received a 2 minute penalty for delay of game/puck over the glass. Dainius Zubrus broke the tie, assisted by Henrique and Sykora, at 17:47. At 19:56 Claude Giroux got 2 minutes for an illegal check to the head.
The third period was even more uneventful Kimmo Timonen was given a 2 minute penalty for holding, and Dainius Zubrus scored again, extending the lead, assisted by Fayne and Brodeur.

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Topics: L.A. Kings, NJ Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, Popular Featured, St Louis Blues

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