ST. LOUIS -- On a night when the Kings and
Lewis' first goal of the season was initially awarded to
The Kings' final goal was scored into an empty net by
Quick made 28 saves to improve to 4-1-1 since returning from a groin strain. His backup was Martin Jones, who was recalled from Manchester (N.H.) of the
In a hard-hitting and tense game that occasionally boiled over into scrums, the Kings took an early lead and protected it for the rest of the first period.
The Kings had some good scoring chances midway through the period, but Blues goalie
Quick protected that lead until 5:55 of the second period. That’s when Blues forward
The Kings, who snapped a five-game road losing streak, didn't capitalize on a power play they had gained when Ryan Reeves was penalized for roughing at the end of the second period, but they scored four seconds after the advantage ended and added a short-handed goal 2:17 later to build a 3-1 lead.
Lewis' first goal gave the Kings a 2-1 lead at 2:04 of the third period as the puck appeared to glance off the skate of a Blues player before entering the net.
Lewis unmistakably deserved credit for the insurance goal at 4:21. With the Blues on the power play, Halak came out of his net to the corner to play the puck. However, Lewis used his speed to beat the goalie to the puck and then skated behind the net before wrapping the puck inside the left post.
Linden Vey, recalled from Manchester by the Kings on Thursday, was scratched from the lineup. So were