The eight-seeded L.A. Kings jumped out to a 1-0 lead in their series against St. Louis with a 3-1 win continuing a remarkable streak of success that suggests maybe fan favorite Jack Johnson, jettisoned in a trade to Columbus near the deadline, was more clubhouse cancer than Brushfire Fairytale.

Kings scrub Colin Fraser, though, made the most of his limited action in taking a blade to the face, making blood pour from places it really ought not be pouring; the injury was cause for him to do some Sitting, Waiting, and Wishing his eye would stop bleeding.