They got to play at home Thursday night for the first time since forcing their way into the second round of the NHL playoffs — and they didn't disappoint the standing-room crowd of screaming fans at Staples Center. The Kings scored early and dominated the game, beating the St. Louis Blues 4-2. The win puts the Kings up 3-0 in the series and on the verge of eliminating the second-best team in the playoffs. They eliminated the number-one team in the first round. Though they played on their home ice, the Kings didn't get to sleep at home. Reporters covering the team said the players moved into a Downtown hotel last night to stay focused on the quest at hand.
You know who also had a great night? Photographer Harry How of Getty Images. A few dozen of his images from the game are on the Kings website. Awesome stuff.
Photo: Harry How/ NHLI-Getty Images at LAKings.com