Krug, Perron lead Blues to 4-2 win over Kings

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Torey Krug scored his first goal with St. Louis and David Perron added a goal and an assist, lifting the Blues to a 4-2 victory Saturday night over the Los Angeles Kings.
Adrian Kempe and Dustin Brown scored for the Kings, who were playing in their first road game of the season. Vince Dunn and Jaden Schwartz scored the other goals for St. Louis.

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Jordan Binnington has started all five games for the Blues and is 3-1-1. He stopped 21 shots.

Kings backup goalie Calvin Petersen made his second start of the season and stopped 25 shots.

St. Louis recorded its first power-play goal of the season when the 29-year-old Krug scored at 13:12 of the first period. Krug, who signed a seven-year deal as a free agent last October after playing seven full seasons for Boston, scored on a one-timer from the point. Assisting on the goal were Perron and Ryan O'Reilly. It was O'Reilly's 100th assist as a member of the Blues.

"Those guys worked hard to recover pucks that whole shift, and I think we bobbled it a few times but they recovered it, made the right plays and Schwartz did the dirty work down in front of the net," Krug said. "All the credit for the goal goes to those guys."

Krug filled the void left by defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, who signed a seven-year, $61.6 million contract with the Vegas Golden Knights

St. Louis entered the game having not scored a power-play goal in its previous 14 chances this season. However, the Blues' power play had gone 5 for its last 6 against the Kings entering the game.

"Obviously our power play was not catching any…
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