Series (Game 3 of 4)

Los Angeles leads 3-1

Game 1: Sunday, October 16th
Blue Jackets1Final
Game 2: Sunday, November 13th
Blue Jackets2
Game 3: Wednesday, February 8th
Blue Jackets7
Game 4: Saturday, March 4th
Blue Jackets2Final

Kings 4

(30-23-5, 65 pts)

Blue Jackets 7

(23-31-2, 48 pts)

7:00 PM ET, February 8, 2006

Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

1 2 3 T
LA 3 0 14
CBJ 1 2 47

T. Letowski (Blue Jackets - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

R. Hainsey (Blue Jackets - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

J. Chimera (Blue Jackets - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

Los Angeles (30-22-5) at Columbus (22-31-2) 7:00 pm EST

Los Angeles (30-22-5) at Columbus (22-31-2) 7:00 pm EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ticker) -- The Los Angeles Kings and Columbus Blue Jackets both would be better served remaining out of the penalty box when they face off on Wednesday.

The Kings are coming off their sixth straight loss, a 5-1 setback to Minnesota on Tuesday in which the team allowed a franchise record-tying five power-play goals.

Los Angeles goaltender Mathieu Garon absorbed the loss - his fifth straight - a run during which he has a bloated 4.51 goals-against average and a meager .730 save percentage.

Eric Belanger scored the lone goal for the Kings, who are on their worst losing streak since dropping 11 straight games to conclude the 2003-04 campaign.

Columbus also tied a franchise record for most power-play goals allowed in its last game - Monday's 7-4 defeat against Vancouver.

Rick Nash scored a pair of goals and Nikolai Zherdev and defenseman Rostislav Klesla also tallied for the Blue Jackets, who had their franchise-record five-game winning streak snapped.

Los Angeles has won three straight meetings in the series by a combined score of 15-6, including an 8-2 triumph here on November 13 behind hat tricks from both Alexander Frolov and Craig Conroy.