It's been a long week.
The Blues last played on Saturday night, a thrilling come from behind victory that clinched the first round against the San Jose Sharks in a brief but extremely close-fought five games. There wasn't much difference between the Sharks and Blues. And we're tempted to say the same of the Kings and Blues tonight.
Both teams get by on defense. The Blues allowed the fewest goals this season, the Kings the second lowest. They both allowed the same number of goals in the first round. They both came in the league about the same time and have won the same number of Stanley Cups. Unfortunately.
Jonathan Quick has a good shot at winning the Vezina trophy he led the league in shutouts, was second in goals-against average. Brian Elliott was second in shutouts and first in goals-against average (save percentage too). Told you there's a lot that's alike about these teams.
Look, I don't know how this is going to go. It could be a long difficult series. If one offense catches fire, it could be over quickly. If the Kings' struggle scoring goals, the Blues have a helluva shot to move on. If the Blues struggle scoring goals, the Kings have a helluva shot to move on.
I'm nervous, you're nervous. Let's just get it started. This is your game day thread. Comment like you're an Internet celebrity.