The Kings ran the opening period outshooting the Blues 13-9, but didn’t start the game on the right foot. LA gave
The second period saw the Blues evening up the opportunities on the extra man, as the Kings took their third try on the power play that wasn’t changing the motion of the game. Toffoli responded six seconds after the expiration of the PP where Mike Richards drive from the far end caught him at center to score his sixth of the season. Toffoli added his second multipoint game this season dating back to November 9 where he scored 3 goals against
The Kings offense disappeared in the third giving the Blues a chance at an upset. It began late in the period with Shattenkirk scoring his second on a wrister from the opposite end, where Terasenko sent him a pass in front of the net.
The Russian would also add his name to the score sheet with his ninth of the season on a tip in from Shattenkirk that went through the legs of Kings Goalie Ben Scrivens with 16 seconds left. Chances for overtime were slight in the Blues favor as they pulled Halak in the final seconds, but the Kings made key fore-checks and blocked shots to hold the victory.
Scrivens made up for the disastrous mistake against
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