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Champions tested: LA Kings must get more goals to keep title defense alive vs. St. Louis

  • Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is slow to get up after allowing a goal by St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman during the third period in Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Thursday, May 2, 2013, in St. Louis. The goal was the difference in the Blues' 2-1 victory.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is slow to get up after allowing a goal by St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman during the third period in Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Thursday, May 2, 2013, in St. Louis. The goal was the difference in the Blues' 2-1 victory. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings' Dustin Brown, right, collides with St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott during the third period in Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Thursday, May 2, 2013, in St. Louis. The Blues won 2-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Los Angeles Kings' Dustin Brown, right, collides with St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott during the third period in Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Thursday, May 2, 2013, in St. Louis. The Blues won 2-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman, left, is congratulated by Vladimir Sobotka (17), of the Czech Republic, Chris Stewart and Andy McDonald, right, after scoring winning goal during the third period in Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings, Thursday, May 2, 2013, in St. Louis. The Blues won 2-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman, left, is congratulated by Vladimir Sobotka (17), of the Czech Republic, Chris Stewart and Andy McDonald, right, after scoring winning goal during the third period in Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings, Thursday, May 2, 2013, in St. Louis. The Blues won 2-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

Jonathan Quick got much of the credit during the Los Angeles Kings' run to the Stanley Cup last year. The goalie also says he's to blame for the Kings' two losses to St. Louis in their current series.

Quick's teammates know that's simply not true.

A goalie isn't supposed to score goals — and unless the Kings start finding the Blues' net in Game 3 on Saturday night, their Stanley Cup defense will be over quickly.

Los Angeles has only two goals in the series, neither at even strength. The Kings aren't generating shots or good chances against Brian Elliott.

The Kings know it's vital to avoid a 0-3 series deficit. They put all four of their opponents in 0-3 holes last spring during their 16-4 rampage through the postseason.