Chris Mason posted a 22-shot shutout and rookie center Patrick Berglund scored two goals on his only two shots as the Blues beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-0 Tuesday night.
The win puts St. Louis one point out of the final playoff spot, behind Anaheim and Nashville, with nine games remaining.
Coach Andy Murray said after the game that his team appeared to struggle offensively early on, but looked stronger in the third period. Also, he noted on the win, that it may not have been a "pretty" but it was two points they desperately needed.
Mason, who was the games first star, said he feels great physically, and is feeding off the excitement of being in a playoff race.
Forward Keith Tkachuk did play (initially a gametime decision) and assisted on Berglund's first goal. Tkachuck screened Kings goalie Jonathan Quick on the initial shot by David Perron. That allowed Berglund to throw in an uncontested rebound.
The Blues will practice tomorrow morning at 11:30 at the Scottrade Center. They next host the Vancouver Canucks at 7:30 Thursday night.
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