LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings came out of the gate slow once again in a 1:00 PM game and were fortunate to earn a point in the standings after a 5-4 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues in front of 17,519 fans at Staples Center on Saturday.
Brad Richardson scored his third goal in as many games. The Kings also got goals from Scott Parse, Jarret Stoll and Alexander Frolov.
Wayne Simmonds contributed two assists.
Prior to the game, the Kings honored former left wing and current President/Business Operations Luc Robitaille, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November.
- Simmonds extended his career high point streak to six games (4-4=8).
- Richardson now has a career-high three-game goal streak (three goals and one assist for four points).
- Parse has points five of the last six games (two goals and four assists for six points).
- Stoll has assists/points in three straight games (goal, three assists for four points).
- The Kings are 3-0-1 in their last four games, and are 4-1-1 in their last six.
- The Kings’ 37 points is tied for the sixth best 30-game start in franchise history (16-9-5 in 1990-91) They are also off to their best 30-game start since 1999-00 (16-7-6-1, 39 points).
- The Kings have hit the 40-shot mark in two of their last three games (season high 42 Tuesday at Anaheim).
Audio Interviews (raw, unedited)
Luc Robitaille (3:33)
Terry Murray (5:10)
Game highlights from NHL Video on YouTube:
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Sluggish? The refs were sluggish Gann. We didn’t play our best game, but still we deserved the 2 points more than the Blues.
Sorry Albi. I disagree and so do the Kings. They were sluggish overall. Some good shifts, but they were generally a step slow all day. They didn’t deserve two points and were lucky to get one.