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NHL Game Summary - Los Angeles at St. Louis



(Tuesday, November 22nd)

Final Score: Los Angeles 6, St. Louis 3

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Michael Cammalleri broke a tie early in the third period and Alexander Frolov had a goal and three assists, as the Los Angeles Kings downed the St. Louis Blues, 6-3, at Savvis Center.

Joseph Corvo scored two goals and Pavol Demitra added four assists for the Kings, who captured their third straight victory.

Mathieu Garon made 23 saves in the win.

Dean McAmmond netted two goals and Mark Rycroft also scored for the Blues, who had a two-game winning streak stopped. Curtis Sanford made 22 saves for St. Louis.

The Blues tied the game 3-3 with a late second-period goal, but the Kings regained the lead with a power-play marker early in the third.

Demitra, deep along the left boards, made a pass to Lubomir Visnovsky at the left point. Visnovsky immediately sent the puck to Cammalleri at the right circle and his slap shot went through a screen and into the net just 41 seconds in.

Los Angeles held off St. Louis' attempt to tie the game and moved ahead by two on Jeremy Roenick's late goal. Frolov fought off two defenders down low and got the puck to Roenick at the left circle. His wrist shot went between Sanford's right shoulder and the corner post to make it 5-3 with 1:50 left in the game.

The Blues pulled their goaltender, but Frolov's empty-net goal sealed the win.

"That was a tough gritty win for us to get tonight," said Kings coach Andy Murray. "I liked how we stuck with it for the full 60 minutes and it paid off."

The Kings got the first goal of the game on a two-on-one. Demitra brought the puck into the Blues zone and faked a shot. The defenseman bit and dropped down to block the puck. Demitra slid the puck to Corvo and he one-timed it from the left circle into the wide open net just 3:45 into the first period.

The Blues, however, knotted the contest with a power-play goal. Doug Weight had the puck deep along the right boards and got it to Eric Weinrich at the left point. His slap shot was saved, but McAmmond was right on the doorstep and poked the rebound in with 7:50 left in the first period.

The Kings got the lead back on Corvo's second goal. A breakaway attempt by Frolov was saved and the rebound was cleared behind the net. Demitra got the puck and threw a pass out front to Corvo cutting in from the point. He one- timed it home from the middle of the slot at the 11:56 mark of the second period.

Less than three minutes later the Kings took a 3-1 lead. Chris Conroy had the puck down low on the right side of the net and sent a pass to Demitra at the right point. His slap shot was deflected in front by Eric Belanger for his seventh goal of the season.

However, St.Louis got the goal back just 38 seconds later. Weinrich left the puck for Weight at the St. Louis blue line. He hit McAmmond streaking down the left boards and he fired a shot from the circle that Garon initially saved with his right shoulder. But the puck bounced up in the air and into the net at the 15:17 mark of the second session.

St. Louis tied the game with a goal by Rycroft. A turnaround shot from the left circle by Sillinger was deflected by Rycroft and it went past Garon with 1:38 left in the second period.

Game Notes

St. Louis will visit Minnesota on Friday...Los Angeles will head to Nashville on Thursday...Demitra played his first game in St. Louis after spending the previous eight NHL seasons with the Blues...The Kings won for the first time in seven tries in St. Louis...Luc Robitaille played for the first time since fracturing his lower right leg on November 3. He missed nine games during that span...The Blues finished 1-for-9 on the power play, while the Kings went 2- for-9 with the extra skater.

11/23 00:45:54 ET


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