Thursday, November 4, 2010
Kings: St. Louis could be out for Tampa Bay
By Dan Arritt
Tampa Bay's high-scoring right wing, Marty St. Louis, was limping noticeably after the Lightning lost Wednesday night against the Ducks in Anaheim and could sit out tonight's game against the Kings at Staples Center, Tampa Bay coach Guy Bouchertold the St. Petersburg Times on Thursday.
St. Louis was apparently struck in the right big toe by a puck during the third period of the 3-2 overtime loss. St. Louis told the Times, "I always feel good at 7:30," so we’ll find if that’s true in a few hours.
St. Louis has played in 401 consecutive games, the fourth-longest active streak. He scored 94 points in 82 games last season, including a career-high 65 assists.
In addition to being an outstanding scorer, St. Louis is known as a good teammate. He won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy last season, which goes to the "player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability."
Basically, it goes to the most well-behaved All-Star.
The guy he beat out, Pavel Datsyuk, had won it the previous four seasons.
St. Louis has played well against the Kings, owning 11 points in 11 career games.