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Blues win first game under new coach

Monday, January 11, 2010

LOS ANGELES -- Brad Winchester scored 14 seconds into the game after St. Louis started the wrong lineup, and the Blues snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.

David Perron, T.J. Oshie and B.J. Crombeen also scored in the Blues' first win in four games under interim coach Davis Payne. St. Louis is 12-5-4 on the road -- its best start away from home after 20 games in terms of points in the franchise's 42-year history.

Chris Mason made 21 saves for the Blues, who outshot Los Angeles 32-24 two nights after the Kings had 51 shots in a 2-1 loss to Detroit.

Brandon Segal scored his first NHL goal for the Kings, Jarret Stoll had a goal and two assists, and Rob Scuderi had two assists.

Jonathan Quick stopped 19 of 23 shots before he was pulled with 14:39 remaining when Crombeen's wrist shot gave the Blues a 4-1 lead.

The Kings got back in the game in the third period on goals by Stoll and Anze Kopitar less than 4 minutes apart. Kopitar's 18th came on a power play.

-- The Associated Press


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