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
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.
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