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Carter scores twice, Kings keep Blues in slump with 4-1 victory

Monday, 02.11.2013 / 10:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Carter scores twice, Kings keep Blues in slump with 4-1 victory

ST. LOUIS - Jeff Carter scored twice for the first time since the Stanley Cup clincher, helping the Los Angeles Kings keep the slumping St. Louis Blues down with a 4-1 victory on Monday night.

Brian Elliott made 19 saves in a surprise start a day after Jaroslav Halak was activated from injured reserve, led the team onto the ice for the pregame skate and was listed on the game sheet. Halak apparently tweaked a groin strain.

Jonathan Bernier was solid with 21 saves in just his second start of the season for the Kings. L

Davis Drewiske made it 3-0 at 13:22 of the second period with his first goal of the season on a power play. Alex Steen scored on a power play in the final minute of the second for St. Louis.

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