On a night which prompted coach Andy Murray to ask "Does anything come easy for us...during this stretch here?" St. Louis nonetheless persevered to beat LA 3-2, ending a six-game skid. Ryan Johnson was the hero for the Blues, breaking a 2-2 tie in the third on a play ending with his head meeting ice, reports the Post-Dispatch.
"We'll take it regardless," said Johnson of his fifth goal on the season. The Kings continued to threaten, and with costly Blues penalties, had a good chance of scoring off a 6-on-3 power play with two minutes left in regulation, which St. Louis managed to thwart. "The only good thing was that they couldn't put seven out there," remarked Murray.