ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Alex Steen scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:53 left and the St. Louis Blues beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-4 on Thursday night.
Steen scored for the fourth time in five games to send the Blues to their fourth successive win over the Kings. David Backes sealed it with a power-play goal into an empty net with 59 seconds to go.
St. Louis, which had lost seven of nine overall, is 10-2-2 at home. The Kings lost for the second time in six games.
Ty Conklin made 25 saves and improved to 6-1 in his career against Los Angeles.
The Blues rallied from a 2-1 deficit to take a 4-2 lead on successive goals by Vladimir Sobotka, Brad Winchester and Eric Brewer in the second period.
Los Angeles wingers Wayne Simmonds and Dustin Brown scored in a span of 1:27 late in the second period to tie it 4-all.
Anze Kopitar scored his 14th goal of the season to give the Kings a 2-1 edge early in the second period. Kopitar, who has six goals in the last six games, converted on a 5-on-3 advantage.
Ryan Smyth put Los Angeles ahead in the first period, but Jay McClement answered for the Blues.
St. Louis was without defenseman Erik Johnson, who is day-to-day with a right knee sprain. He was hurt in Wednesday's 5-2 loss at Detroit.
NOTES: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick made his eighth successive start. ... LW Marco Sturm, acquired from Boston for future considerations, practiced with the Kings for the first time Wednesday. He will likely make his Los Angles debut next week. ... Los Angeles defenseman Willie Mitchell sustained a lower-body injury early in the second period and did not return. ... The Blues killed off 16 consecutive penalties before Smyth's power-play goal in the first period. ... St. Louis had its 14th successive sellout this season.
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