Street. Louis (AFP) – Karl Grundstrom scored two of his four goals in the second half in Los Angeles, as the Kings beat the St. Louis Blues 5-1 on Monday night.

“He had two chances and it was good to score two goals tonight,” Gundstrom said. “I just try to stay open. It’s always fun to score.”

Gabriel Velardi, Anzi Kopetar and Arthur Kaliev also scored for the Kings, who won three out of four. Jonathan Quick held 27 rounds.

Alexei Turpchenko scored for St. Louis, who lost five in a row in regulation for the first time since Craig Perup took over as coach during the 2018-19 season.

“You have to realize how hard it is to win this league,” said Brayden Sheen. “And I don’t think we realize that now.”

It’s also the blues’ worst slippage since 0-6-1 from March 22 to April 5, 2021.

“We have exhausted our work and taken our energy away,” Birubi said. “I’m not hungry enough, not desperate enough. They have to dig in and play harder than that. I mean, we don’t play hockey well.”

Jordan Bennington started for St. Louis but was withdrawn midway through the second half after falling five goals on 19 shots. Thomas Grace came and stopped all 11 shots he faced.

Los Angeles led 1-0 when Velardi sent the ball in from the right side of a pass from Kevin Villala with 6:48 from the left at the start.

The Kings went away by four goals in the first 10 minutes of the second. The first two goals looked the same. Grundstrom scored a backdoor goal at 3:44 and Kpoitar followed suit at 5:06, causing jeers from the Blues fans.

“Well, you have to take what you’ve been given,” Kings coach Todd McClellan said. “I think early in the year, we imposed a few things and still got the rewards. Tonight, we took what was there. You have to read fast and take what’s there. Tonight our team did a better job than we did.”

Kaliev scored a powerful flick from the wrist at 7:39 and Grundstrom scored his second at 9:59 to lead 5-0, ending Bennington’s night.

Toropchenko got the Blues on the scoreboard when he stabbed the puck in a rebound from his shot after 43 seconds.

The opponents outperformed the Blues 25-8 during their losing streak.

“We just need to compete,” said St. Louis defender Justin Falk. “It’s not too much, not enough effort from our group and that’s the bottom line. We need to find ways to get the energy to just compete, that’s it. There’s nothing else. Transitions, whatever there is, it all stems from not playing a game. tough enough.”

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