ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 21: Kevin Shattenkirk #22 of the St. Louis Blues controls the puck against Justin Braun #61 of the San Jose Sharks during Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 21, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues beat the Sharks 3-1 to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
With Sunday night's NHL playoff games in the books, St. Louis now knows it will face Los Angeles in the second round.
No. 8 seed Los Angeles defeated the top-seeded Vancouver Canucks in overtime on Sunday night, clinching a 4-1 series victory. The LA victory means the Kings will face St. Louis in the second round of the playoffs.
OT win by LAK over VAN sets up STL-LAK in next round, with NSH facing winner of PHX-CHI. #tsn— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 23, 2012
It also means that the Blues will have home ice throughout the rest of the Western Conference playoffs.
Dates and times for the second round series have not yet been set.
For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit Blues blog St. Louis Game Time and Kings blog Jewels From The Crown. For additional coverage of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, visit SB Nation's NHL news hub.