Hitchcock keeps Blues focused

Even though the St. Louis Blues fell to the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 in an overtime loss Wednesday, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said he thought they played their best game of the year and gave it their best effort, according to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Hitchcock's praise for his team, which is now down 2-3 heading into Game 6, didn't stop there.