Willie Mitchell scored a goal with just under six minutes remaining in the third period, giving the Los Angeles Kings a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The win was the fourth victory in five games for the Kings, who moved into a tie for first place with the San Jose Sharks in the Pacific Division.
Goaltender Jonathan Bernier saved 23 of 25 shots for the Kings for his second win of the season. It was just the fourth start of the season for Bernier.
Mike Richards scored his ninth goal of the season for Los Angeles, and added an assist as well. Anze Kopitar scored on a power play in the second period for his 10th goal of the season, tops on the club.
The Kings killed all six penalties against the Blues. The Kings head to Texas for a Wednesday battle with the Dallas Stars before returning home for a four-game homestand beginning Thanksgiving weekend at Staples Center.
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