Los Angeles Kings backup goalie Jhonas Enroth made 24 saves for his sixth NHL shutout, and Jeff Carter’s power play-goal was the difference in a 3-0 victory against the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center on Tuesday.
The Blues tied a season-low with 24 shots on goal and didn’t have much traffic in front of Enroth. It was a disappointing effort for the Blues who were catching the Kings on the second night of back-to-back games. L.A. lost in Chicago on Monday night.
“We didn’t play the way we needed to collectively play,” Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. “We took penalties that took any momentum that we had that we earned; we took it away on penalties early in the first period and they played at a tempo … we got some good stuff going in the second, but they played at a tempo that we struggled to keep up to. It was an eye-opener for a lot of people.”
The Blues (8-3-1), who play at the Blackhawks on Wednesday, concluded a five-game home stand 3-1-1; Allen made 31 saves.