Despite a season which saw the St. Louis Blues defy expectations, this 2011/2012 campaign may be remembered for the disappointing manner in which it ended. With their offense struggles continuing, the Blues saw their season come to an end at the hands of the Los Angeles Kings, who swept the series with a 3-1 win in Game 4.
Throughout the series, the Blues couldn't find a way to get the puck past Jonathan Quick. St. Louis managed to score only six goals in the series, with the lone goal of this game coming from Kevin Shattenkirk in the first period. However, after Shattenkirk tied the game in the first period, the Blues found themselves trailing after Dustin Brown scored his first goal of the game with less than two minutes remaining in the period.
Despite a myriad of chances, St. Louis was never able to tie the game. Brown officially ended any hope for the Blues with his second goal of the game, which was scored on an empty net with just 26 seconds remaining.
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