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NHL roundup: Blues drop fifth straight game

Jeff Carter scored twice for the first time since the Stanley Cup clincher, helping the Los Angeles Kings keep the slumping Blues down with a 4-1 victory at St. Louis on Monday night.

Brian Elliott has been in net the last four games of the Blues’ five-game losing streak, during which time they've allowed 26 goals. Elliott made 19 saves in a surprise start a day after Jaroslav Halak was activated from injured reserve. Halak apparently tweaked a groin strain, although the team had no comment on the switch.

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