Blues Beat Kings, End Six-Game Skid

With flashy goals, last minute heroics, Blues win 3-2
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2008 1:17 AM CST
St. Louis Blues' Ryan Johnson, right, heads toward the goal against Los Angeles Kings goaltender Erik Ersberg, left, and Jeff Giuliano, center, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – 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.