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article imageNHL: Los Angeles one step away from being West's king

By Tahmid Ahmed     May 6, 2012 in Sports
The Los Angeles Kings have won their Western Semi-Finals series against the St.Louis Blues. The Kings haven't made it this far since 1993, back when a certain #99 played for that squad.
The Kings were victorious by a score of 3-1, sweeping the St.Louis Blues and completes the sweep in this best of 7 series.
Jordan Nolan opened up the scoring early in the first to put the Kings in front. The Blues, facing elimination, tied the game at 1 apiece after Kevin Shattentirk's slapshot went past Jonathan Quick midway through the first. Dustin Brown added another goal for the Kings late in the first to give the Kings a 2-1 edge. Brown added another, as he scored on an empty netter to seal the series.
The goalies did not have a busy night: Brian Elliott made 16 saves; his counterpart, Jonathan Quick made 23 saves.
The Kings will play the winner of the Phoenix-Nashville in which the Preds lead 3-1.
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