Jonathan Quick stopped all 30 shots he faced as the Kings closed their series deficit to 2-1, following their 1-0 win over the Blues, Saturday night in Los Angeles. The Blues had several opportunities including four power plays and came up short.
L.A. was outshot 14-11 in the second period, but scored the game’s only goal when Slava Voynov came out from a goalmouth scramble to beat Brian Elliott through a maze of bodies. Voynov’s shot made it just inside the left post at 4:56 for his second career postseason goal.
St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock forewarned this would not be a quick series.
“We knew what we were in for,” Hitchcock said. “I’m sure they felt like they deserved Game 2, and we thought we deserved Game 3. So the series is at where it’s at. It is a hell of a battle, and it won’t be any different on Monday.”
Game four starts at 9 p.m. our time.