Though the St. Louis Blues failed to record their longest winning streak of the season their last time out, they haven't lost in regulation since Ken Hitchcock took over as coach.
They'll look to extend that streak Tuesday night and continue their dominant play at home when they face the Los Angeles Kings, who broke a seven-game losing streak in the series in the first meeting of the season.
The Blues (10-7-2) couldn't hold a late one-goal lead at Minnesota on Saturday, allowing Mikko Koivu's power-play goal with 1:38 to play and falling 3-2 in a shootout. St. Louis was trying for a season-best fourth straight victory, but failed despite a 30-save effort from Jaroslav Halak.
"He was stellar in net. We should've got the win for him,'' defenseman Barret Jackman said.
Despite the loss, the Blues are 4-0-2 under Hitchcock and have climbed within two points of second place in the Central Division. Koivu's goal was the first allowed by the Blues in...