glen a richter wrote:
What about after the trade with Columbus? I think that nonsense put them up a notch.
That's a good point. We're not playing against the "season average LA Kings." We're playing against the LA Kings in the second round of the playoffs.
That said, I still have faith we can solve Quick. Like I said before, if he were that
good, LA would have won the President's Trophy and given up the fewest goals in the League, not squeaking into the postseason as the #8 seed.
Keep in mind too that in two of our losses to the Kings, we didn't have two of Perron, McDonald or Steen...and in the first loss, the 5-0 one, Payne was still coach and that was a completely different Blues team.
We are are 1-0-1 in the last two games vs. LA...and the OTL was a shutout for Elliott...we just lost 1-0 in the shootout.
Quick can be very good, but he also looked very vulnerable at times this season...especially against San Jose at the end of the season. We definitely have the most consistent and reliable goaltending...don't let anyone tell you different.
We also have a current shutout streak of over 130something minutes against LA.
But those are just numbers and things that happened in the past. I'm really looking forward to this series. I picked the Blues in 5...not because I think the Blues are going to dominate. I feel each game will be very close, but the Blues are the better team and will edge out LA in a couple games that could easily go either way.