NHL

Blues bolster playoff push with 3-1 win over Kings

  • St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen (34) stops the puck with his body during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Los Angeles, Monday, March 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen (34) stops the puck with his body during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Los Angeles, Monday, March 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues left wing David Perron (57) gets congratulations from defenseman Robert Bortuzzo (41) and teammates after scoring against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Monday, March 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    St. Louis Blues left wing David Perron (57) gets congratulations from defenseman Robert Bortuzzo (41) and teammates after scoring against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Monday, March 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues center Paul Stastny, left, takes a shot against Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Monday, March 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    St. Louis Blues center Paul Stastny, left, takes a shot against Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Monday, March 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)  (The Associated Press)

Magnus Paajarvi scored a power-play goal, Jake Allen made 38 saves and the St. Louis Blues extended their winning streak to five games with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.

David Perron scored late in the second period and Alexander Steen added an empty-net goal with 6.5 seconds left for the Blues, who lead the Kings by five points for the second wild card in the Western Conference.

Dustin Brown scored with 2:55 remaining and Jonathan Quick stopped 23 shots, but the Kings failed to earn a point for the first time in Quick's six starts since returning from a groin injury.

Quick made an acrobatic initial save on Perron's one-timer, but the puck trickled free underneath the goalie and Perron tapped it in for his 14th goal of the season 13:37 into the second.

Paajarvi then redirected Patrik Berglund's shot to give the Blues a 2-0 lead 1:10 into the third.