Los Angeles 6, St. Louis 4

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 11-9-1-1 5-5-0-1 6-4-1-0 L2
Los Angeles 12-7-1-1 7-1-0-1 5-6-1-0 W2


Kings 6, Blues 4: Jeff Carter continued his impressive scoring surge by snapping a tie 6:09 into the third period as host Los Angeles rallied from a three-goal deficit to defeat St. Louis for the seventh straight time.

After recording a natural hat trick versus Nashville on Monday, Carter gave the Kings a 5-4 lead after Mike Richards won an offensive-zone faceoff. Carter unleashed a rocket which sailed past Jaroslav Halak for his 11th goal in as many games. Carter, who scored twice in a 4-1 win over the Blues on Feb. 11, has 15 tallies this season to sit two behind league leader Steven Stamkos of Tampa Bay and leads the NHL with six game-winners.

Defenseman Jake Muzzin recorded two goals and an assist, Richards and Anze Kopitar both scored and set up a tally and Justin Williams notched three assists. Jonathan Quick made five saves in relief of an ineffective Jonathan Bernier (three goals on eight shots) for the Kings, who posted their sixth straight victory at the Staples Center and improved to 9-2-0 in their last 11 games.

Blue-liner Alex Pietrangelo, Chris Stewart and David Perron collected a goal and an assist apiece. Vladimir Sobotka also tallied and Halak yielded five goals on 21 shots before giving way to Brian Elliott (seven saves). The Blues have dropped both contests thus far on their five-game road trip and fell for the fifth time in seven outings overall (2-4-1).

With St. Louis nursing a 4-1 lead, Kings defenseman Slava Voynov scored from the point with 6:22 remaining in the second period. Richards cleaned up a rebound at 1:33 of the third before Muzzin netted his second goal just 59 seconds later.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Sobotka gave St. Louis a 2-1 lead with 1:10 remaining in the first period by tipping a shot from Matt D'Agostini. Perron's deflection of Pietrangelo's point shot 1:14 into the third chased Bernier, and Stewart solved Quick with a backhander over five minutes later as St. Louis seized a three-goal lead. ... Blues D Barret Jackman notched a pair of assists for his first two-point effort since Nov. 8, 2011 against Chicago. ... Pietrangelo's goal was his first point since picking up an assist versus Detroit on Feb. 13.

Top Game Performances

St. Louis   Los Angeles
David Perron 2 Points Jake Muzzin 3
David Perron 1 Goals Jake Muzzin 2
Barret Jackman 2 Assists Justin Williams 3
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Brian Elliott .875 Save Percentage Jonathan Quick .833
Jaroslav Halak 16 Saves Jonathan Quick 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 14 4 0-3 6-6 29 25
Los Angeles 29 6 0-6 3-3 25 31

Upcoming Games

  • Los Angeles will play its next game at home against Dallas. The Kings have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play its next game on the road against Arizona. The Blues have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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