Series (Game 1 of 4)

Los Angeles leads 4-0

Game 1: Saturday, October 29th
Game 2: Tuesday, November 22nd
Game 3: Saturday, March 11th
Game 4: Saturday, March 18th

Blues 2

(2-7-2, 6 pts)

Kings 5

(8-4-0, 16 pts)

10:30 PM ET, October 29, 2005

STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California

1 2 3 T
STL 2 0 02
LA 2 2 15

A. Frolov (Kings - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 1

P. Demitra (Kings - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

E. Belanger (Kings - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

St. Louis (2-6-2) at Los Angeles (7-4-0) 10:30 pm EDT

St. Louis (2-6-2) at Los Angeles (7-4-0), 10:30 pm EDT

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Defense remains the Achilles heel of the St. Louis Blues, who try to end a four-game losing streak Saturday when they face the Los Angeles Kings.

After losing three straight one-goal contests, the Blues failed to hold a 2-0 lead in Friday's 6-4 loss against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

Eric Brewer and Scott Young gave the Blues the early edge and Doug Weight scored his first goal in nine games. St. Louis has yielded 17 goals during its losing streak and 40 for the season, the second-highest total in the Western Conference.

Although the Kings have won four of their last six, they gave up the go-ahead goal with 3.7 seconds left in Friday's 5-4 defeat against the San Jose Sharks.

Lubomir Visnovsky scored a goal and registered two assists for Los Angeles. Craig Conroy and Dustin Brown added a goal and an assist each as the Kings fell to 5-3-0 at home this season.

Pavol Demitra faces the Blues for the first time after signing a three-year, $13.5 million contract with the Kings in August. He spent eight seasons in St. Louis and scored 493 points, fifth-best in franchise history.

St. Louis won all four meetings against Los Angeles in 2003-2004.