Krug, Perron Lead Blues To 4-2 Win Over Kings


ST. LOUIS: Torey Krug scored his first objective with St. Louis and David Perron added a objective and an help, lifting the Blues to a 4-2 victory Saturday evening over the Los Angeles Kings.

Adrian Kempe and Dustin Brown scored for the Kings, who have been enjoying of their first street recreation of the season. Vince Dunn and Jaden Schwartz scored the opposite objectives for St. Louis.

Jordan Binnington has began all 5 video games for the Blues and is 3-1-1. He stopped 21 photographs.

Kings backup goalie Calvin Petersen made his second begin of the season and stopped 25 photographs.

St. Louis recorded its first power-play objective of the season when Krug scored at 13:12 of the primary interval. Krug, who signed a seven-year deal as a free agent final October after enjoying seven full seasons for Boston, scored on a one-timer from the purpose. Aiding on the objective have been Perron and Ryan OReilly. It was OReillys 100th help as a member of the Blues.

St. Louis entered the sport having not scored a power-play objective in its earlier 14 probabilities this season. The Blues’ energy play had gone 5 for its final 6 in opposition to the Kings coming into the sport.

Every group scored twice within the second interval.

The Kings tied the sport 1-1 simply 57 seconds into the interval. Kempe scored his third objective on a slap shot from the highest of the left circle.

St. Louis got here again with two objectives to take a 3-1 lead. Dunn snapped in a wrist shot from the highest of the slot at 2:53 for his first objective. Perron hit a wrist shot at 7:25 from the crease after getting a nifty no-look backhand go from Robert Thomas, who additionally assisted on Dunns objective.

Los Angeles loved a two-man benefit and pulled inside a objective at 3-2 when Brown pushed within the puck from the aspect of the online at 16:29 for a power-play objective.

The Kings had 5 power-play alternatives.

Schwartz added an empty web objective at 19:58.

STREAK

The Blues have gained 4 straight in opposition to the Kings, outscoring them 16-5.

INJURIES

D Robert Bortuzzo (upper-body) stays out of motion for St. Louis. The Blues did get again D Marco Scandella, who missed one recreation with an upper-body damage. For Los Angeles, LW Matt Luff (undisclosed damage) stays daily. whereas RW Martin Frk (lower-body damage) and C Alex Turcotte (lower-body damage) stay week to week.

DIFFERENT SWEATERS

Heritage jerseys have been again for the primary of six Saturday evening residence video games at Enterprise Middle this season for the Blues. For the primary time in franchise historical past, St. Louis will put on 5 completely different sweaters in the identical season. Borrowing closely from the groups inaugural uniforms from the 1967-68 season, this jersey made its return on the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Traditional. The classic sweater look options the unique Blue Be aware emblem on prime of a lightweight blue base with authentic gold and white stripes alongside the sleeves and waistline.

MASCOT STAYS SAFE

Blues mascot Louie, a blue polar bear who wears a Blues jersey along with his title on the again, and the numbers 00, wore an enormous black face masks as he did his routines throughout the recreation.

UP NEXT

The Kings and Blues will conclude their two-game collection Sunday evening in St. Louis.

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