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Steen's OT goal restores Blues' confidence they can beat Stanley Cup champ Kings

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    St. Louis Blues players celebrate their 2-1 overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 of their first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce) (The Associated Press)

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    St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen reacts after scoring a goal in the first period in Game 1 of their first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee) (The Associated Press)

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    St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen, right, and Andy McDonald (10) celebrate after Steen's first-period goal Game 1 of their first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee) (The Associated Press)

Alex Steen's overtime goal could be a lot more than a game-changer for the St. Louis Blues. However fluky the finish, they know they can beat the Los Angeles Kings.

The defending Stanley Cup champions swept the Blues in the second round last year and had 3-0 series leads against every opponent. Now they must come from behind in Game 2 Thursday night. Coach Darryl Sutter is confident that goaltender Jonathan Quick, whose play got the Kings to overtime, will shake off his crucial giveaway.

Coach Ken Hitchcock invoked the hockey gods after Steen picked Quick's pocket behind the net and scored short-handed to stun Los Angeles 2-1 in the series opener Tuesday night.