Both teams had impressive first round victories, the Blues by banishing the San Jose Sharks highlighted the differences between those two franchises, one on the rise the other in decline.
The Kings of course knocked off the league champions, denying the Canucks an opportunity to finish off their Stanley Cup quest with a Cup title.
Both are young squads, equal in make up and strong in many positions, featuring two top coaches who clearly understand what makes their team tick.
Series Schedule and Results
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KINGS WIN the series 4 games to 0
April 28-- Los Angeles 3 at St. Louis 1
April 30-- Los Angeles 5 at St. Louis 2
May 3-- St. Louis 2 at Los Angeles 4
May 6-- St. Louis 1 at Los Angeles 3