When captain Dustin Brown done situps Alex Pietrangelo having a hit across the boards within the opening minutes, the La Nobleman understood they had not lost whatever fire has driven them deep in to the 2010 nfl playoffs.
The eighth-seeded Nobleman really are a team changed, performing against St. Louis with the precision, passion and consistency that evaded them for a lot of an erratic regular season.
And today these late bloomers is one win from emerging within the Western Conference finals.
Came Doughty were built with a goal and 2 assists, Jonathan Quick made 18 saves and also the Nobleman gone to live in the edge of the unlikely second-round sweep having a 4-2 victory within the Blues in Game 3 on Thursday evening.
Mike Richards obtained Los Angeles' first energy play goal in six games before establishing Doughty's clinching goal with 11:48 to experience for that Nobleman, who systematically enhanced to 7-one in the postseason using their third straight dominant conquer second-seeded St. Louis.
"If you have success, you will get confidence, and we have been playing exactly the same system and also the same style for some time now," Richards stated. "We are maybe surprised it is going such as this, but we understood starting all the games there exists a opportunity to win."
Plus they just carry on doing it with amazing efficiency and elegance. La has four chances to clinch its first visit to the conference finals since 1993.
Game 4 is Sunday.
"Situations are running smoothly because men will work hard," stated Justin Williams, who obtained the Kings' first goal soon after Brown's hit moved the ice in Los Angeles' favor. "Men are having to pay the cost and doing every little factor. We are definitely not searching ahead at this time, but we have fought against challenging it, and today we are one game from dealing with the conference championship."