The Kings surrendered four goals in the third period of Tuesday’s 5-2 loss at St. Louis, but earned a split in the home-and-home set with their own third- period surge.
Anze Kopitar had a goal and four assists for a career-high five points against the Blues. Carter registered three assists and Marian Gaborik scored twice and set up another one for the Kings, who put an end to a three-game losing streak.
Jonathan Quick finished with 24 saves in the Kings’ 11th straight win over the Blues at Staples Center (including playoffs).
David Backes, Dmitrij Jaskin and Kevin Shattenkirk scored in a 2:48 span in the first period for St. Louis, which had a five-game winning streak snapped.
“We were careless at times and that’s a big part of it,” said Blues coach Ken Hitchcock. “We did a really poor job of managing the puck as the game went on so we turned it into a track meet.”
Martin Brodeur was beaten six times on 37 shots. [Read more…]