Billed as a heavyweight slugfest of physically demanding and punishing hockey going in, the series hasn't disappointed yet. Both teams have been attempting to grind each other into oblivion and get under each other's skin, but at this point it's rock meeting hard place.
With so little to give either way in this series, it currently stands at two games to one in favor of St. Louis as the home team has held serve so far. Despite losing the first two games the Kings played St. Louis very tough and both games were a bit of a coin flip. However, the Kings can walk away from those with a few key points and lessons to think about as the series moves on.