Let's Hope You Didn't Stay Up Late for This: Blues Blown Out By Kings
The West Coast road trip concludes with a visit to the Staples Center and the LA Kings. To bounce back, the Blues will need to figure out why the Power Play is on its own Dry Island.
The special teams and the goaltending need a boost to their self-esteem. Without Drew Doughty, the Kings are the Blues' best hope.
The Los Angeles Kings have their long-awaited home opener Thursday night, hosting the St. Louis Blues at Staples Center.
|- 1, Los Angeles Goal - Simon Gagne (2), from Jarret Stoll and Willie Mitchell at 7:20. Penalties - Barret Jackman, St. Louis (Slashing), 2:28; Ethan Moreau, Los Angeles (Tripping), 7:45.|
|- 2, Los Angeles Goal - Jarret Stoll, from Dustin Brown and Dustin Penner at 11:36. 3, Los Angeles Power-Play Goal - Dustin Brown, from Mike Richards and Jack Johnson at 15:05. Penalties - David Backes, St. Louis (Interference), 6:26; Jack Johnson, Los Angeles (Tripping), 8:21; Matt Greene, Los Angeles (Elbowing), 12:46; Chris Stewart, St. Louis (Roughing), 14:22; Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis (Hooking), 14:53.|
|- 4, Los Angeles Goal - Anze Kopitar (4), from Simon Gagne and Justin Williams at :23. 5, Los Angeles Goal - Simon Gagne (3), from Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams at 6:29. Penalties - Dustin Brown, Los Angeles (Interference), 1:27.|