Kings down reeling Blues

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Updated: February 11, 2013

Jeff Carter recorded a pair of goals and
Jonathan Bernier delivered a solid first start of the season as the Los
Angeles Kings dealt the struggling St. Louis Blues a 4-1 loss at the Scottrade
Center.

Bernier turned aside 21-of-22 shots in place of a resting Jonathan Quick to
help the defending Stanley Cup champions halt a two-game skid and extend St.
Louis’ losing streak to five straight contests (0-4-1). The Kings also
received a power-play goal from Davis Drewiske and an even-strength marker
from Jarret Stoll in the triumph.

Alex Steen accounted for the lone goal for the Blues, who failed to avenge
last season’s four-game sweep at the hands of Los Angeles in the Western
Conference semifinals. Brian Elliott, subbing for a still-ailing Jaroslav
Halak, managed just 19 saves in the setback.

St. Louis had activated Halak, who missed the club’s previous three losses
with a groin strain, from injured reserve prior to the game. However, he
aggravated the injury during pregame warmups and was held out.