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Kings Vs. Blues Recap - Almost is Never Enough.

Jonathan Quick notched a 31 save shutout in 3-0 win.

Los Angeles Kings v St Louis Blues Photo by Scott Rovak/NHLI via Getty Images

Game Highlights:

First Period -

The Kings found the back of the net first in tonight’s matchup. While on the power play, Gabriel Vilardi set up shop in front of the Blues net along with half the Kings team. The Kings bounce the puck off of Jordan Binnington a few times. Binnington was almost able to make the save, but couldn’t. Vilardi finally banged it home. 1-0 Kings at the end of one.

Second Period -

Things go from bad to worse for the Blues in the second. A little over midway through the period, Carl Gunnarsson went down. He didn’t get up right away. He was helped off the ice. He never put any weight on the leg that crashed into the boards. He didn’t return.

Adding insult to injury, the Kings added a second goal in the very late moments of the period. Now it was Dustin Brown’s 1200th game, but I don’t think you’re supposed to be that nice to him. Not sure if the red jersey’s were affecting Zach Sanford’s thought processes or what here. Sanford played the puck deeper into the defensive zone. Brown intercepted whatever Sanford’s intentions were. He made a couple of moves, bounced the puck off of Torey Krug’s skate and in. Shrug emoji.

Third Period -

Dustin Brown added an empty netter to put us and those stupid reverse clown abominations out of our misery.

The Blues are back at it on Thursday.

Tweets From Tonight -

Your interviews from tonight’s action.

While Vladimir Tarasenko and now Tyler Bozak are skating...this seems less than ideal.

Postgame from Binnington.

Swing and a miss.

Player of the Game:

Anyone that willingly stared at those things for three hours.