On a night when the Kings and St. Louis Blues between them showcased more than a dozen players who were chosen to participate in the Sochi Olympics hockey tournament, a player who was invited to the U.S. Olympic orientation camp but didn’t make the final roster was the standout. Forward Trevor Lewis, who’s usually energetic but is rarely rewarded on the scoresheet, scored twice early in the third period as the Kings defeated the St. Louis Blues, 4-1, on Thursday at Scottrade Center. Lewis' first goal of the season was initially awarded to Dwight King though it appeared to go in off the body or skate of a St. Louis player. Defenseman Slava Voynov and goaltender Jonathan Quick were given assists on the play. Lewis later scored an alert short-handed tally that gave the Kings some breathing room at 4:21 of the third period. The Kings' final goal was scored into an empty net by Jeff Carter at 19:04. Quick made 28 saves to improve to 4-1-1 since returning from a groin strain. His backup was Martin Jones, who was recalled from Manchester (N.H.) of the American Hockey League after Ben Scrivens was traded to Edmonton on Wednesday for a third-round pick in this year’s entry draft. In a hard-hitting and tense game that occasionally boiled over into scrums, the Kings took an early lead and protected it for the rest of the first period. Jake Muzzin scored the goal, his third this season, 2:31 into the game. His shot from above the left circle was made possible by a fine pass from Colin Fraser, who had won the puck along the boards. Jordan Nolan also got an assist.
Trevor Lewis leads Kings past Blues, 4-1
Los Angeles Times | Jan 17