Kings’ struggles continue in overtime loss to Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brayden Schenn scored 1:04 into overtime to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 on Sunday for their season-best fifth consecutive win.

Jordan Kyrou had one goal and two assists for St. Louis, which surrendered at least four goals in each of its previous four games against Los Angeles. Pavel Buchnevich and Nick Leddy also scored, and Joel Hofer made 30 saves.

Schenn got a nice pass from Buchnevich and beat David Rittich for his 13th goal.

Phillip Danault, Adrian Kempe and Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored for Los Angeles, which dropped its fourth consecutive game. Rittich made 28 stops.

The Kings are 2-8-6 in their last 16 games after a 20-7-4 start to the season.

Danault tied it at 3 when he elevated a slap shot past Hofer for his 10th goal with 1:16 remaining in the second period.

Kyrou shot a feed from Scott Perunovich past Rittich for his 14th goal 12:07 into the second, giving the Blues a 3-2 lead. Robert Thomas picked up an assist on the play, giving him seven assists in his last five games.

Buchnevich tied it at 2 with his 17th goal on a power play just 55 seconds after Anderson-Dolan scored his first goal of the season 5:39 into the second.

Buchnevich has scored in each of his last three games, recording four goals and an assist during that stretch.

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Leddy scored his third goal of the season 12:51 into the first, tying it at 1. St. Louis is 11-3-1 when a defenseman scores this season.

Kempe scored his 17th goal on a feed from Anze Kopitar 4:06 into the game.

Perunovich departed in the third with a lower-body injury.

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