St Louis (20-33-11) at Los Angeles (36-27-5) 10:30 pm EST
LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- If the Los Angeles Kings can snap their
three-game slide on Saturday, it will come with a bonus prize.
The Kings look to get back on the winning track and sweep a
season series with the St. Louis Blues for the first time in
franchise history when the teams face off for the fourth time
Los Angeles has followed a stretch of six wins in seven games by
losing three straight by the combined score of 14-6. The most
recent setback came against Dallas on Thursday, a 4-1 loss
despite a shorthanded goal by Sean Avery.
The Kings, however, have won all three matchups with the Blues
this season after losing six straight encounters entering the
Los Angeles needs the victory Saturday as it leads Anaheim by
only one game for the eighth and final playoff spot in the
The Blues dropped a 5-2 decision to San Jose on Thursday despite
Trent Whitfield scoring his first goal of the season. Scott
Young also tallied for St. Louis, which has alternated wins and
losses in eight games since the Olympic break.