NHL playoffs begin in thrilling fashion

Chris Lee

The St. Louis Blues’ T.J. Oshie, bottom, tries a backhanded shot against Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick, right, in second-period action in Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues won, 2-1, in OT. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT)