If the St. Louis Blues are to advance to the conference finals the 2012 NHL Playoffs, they'll have to do it out of an 0-2 hole. The Blues dropped their second straight home game to start their second round series against the Los Angeles Kings on Monday by falling 5-2 at Scottstrade Center.
The Kings scored four goals in the opening period to get out to a fast start. The Blues answered with the first goal of the second period, but L.A. would quickly answer. Matt D'Agostini of St. Louis scored the only goal of the third period and his second of the playoffs five minutes into the third, but the score would end 5-2 Kings. The series now moves to L.A.
There were 16 total penalties in the third period. St. Louis' Carlo Colaiacovo and David Backes and the Kings' Jordan Nolan and Dustin Brown each received 10 minute misconduct penalties in the final period.
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