LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jaden Schwartz scored 1:40 into overtime and Brian Elliott was sharp again in goal as the St. Louis Blues beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Thursday night.
Robby Fabbri scored a power-play goal in the first period for St. Louis and Elliott made 34 of 35 saves as he improved to 11-3-3 since Jake Allen was injured on Jan. 8.READ MORE: 4 Arrests Made In Connection With Lakewood Flash Mob Burglary Of Home Depot
Tyler Toffoli scored for the Kings, who have lost three straight.
The Blues improved to 9-2-1 against teams from the Pacific Division, have won four straight and have points in their last six games.
Fabbri scored on a give-and-go with Jori Lehtera with 10 seconds left in the Blues’ first power play at 11:32 of the first period. The man advantage was created when Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was called for tripping.
The Blues have scored power-play goals in five of their last six games. Fabbri (2 goals, 3 assists) has been a part of five of the Blues’ last six power-play goals.
The Kings lost Anze Kopitar to a lower body injury late in the first period.
Drew Doughty found the back of the net for the Kings midway through the second period, but the goal was waved off as Jordan Nolan was called for a cross-checking penalty in front of Elliott a moment before Doughty let the shot go.READ MORE: Flyers Containing Hate Speech Related To Jewish People Distributed To Beverly Hills Homes
Toffoli’s power-play goal early in the third tied the game 1-1.
It was just the second time in 38 chances since the All-Star Break that the Blues’ top-ranked penalty kill unit surrendered a goal.
The Kings killed off a 5-on-3 power play that lasted 1:53 early in the third after Toffoli’s goal.
Elliott make a career-high 16th consecutive start. He is 3-0-1 giving up just two goals in his last four games against the Kings.
Quick, playing in just his second game back after missing three with a lower body injury, saved 30 of 32 shots.
NOTES: The Blues assigned F Dmitrij Jaskin and G Pheonix Copley to Chicago of the American Hockey League and recalled G Jordan Binnington from Chicago. . The Kings assigned G Peter Budaj to Ontario of the AHL. . Thursday night’s game against the Kings concluded a stretch in which the Blues played division leaders in three of four games.MORE NEWS: Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton Artistic Director And Off-White Founder, Dies Of Cancer At 41
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