February 3, 2012 3:40 pm

Scouting the Blues

This is the third of four meetings this season between the Kings and the St. Louis Blues, and follows the Kings’ 5-0 victory at Staples Center on Oct. 18 and the Kings’ 3-2 victory in St. Louis on Nov. 22. The Blues had nine full days off between games, the longest All-Star break in the league, but they’ll be looking to keep their December and January magic going. The Blues are in third place in the ultra-tough Central Division but have the fourth-most points in the Western Conference. Jaroslav Halak is expected to start in goal. He had an 11-0-3 run before he lost to Detroit shortly before the break. The Blues are still without forwards Andy McDonald and Alexander Steen, both of whom are recovering from concussions. The Blues have allowed two or fewer regulation goals in eight of their last nine games. For the latest on the Blues, check out the coverage from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, followed by tonight’s possible lineups for the Kings and the Blues…

St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Blues coverage

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KINGS LINEUP
Dustin Brown-Anze Kopitar-Justin Williams
Kyle Clifford-Mike Richards-Dustin Penner
Brad Richardson-Jarret Stoll-Trevor Lewis
Trent Hunter-Colin Fraser-Kevin Westgarth

Rob Scuderi-Drew Doughty
Willie Mitchell-Slava Voynov
Jack Johnson-Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Bernier

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BLUES LINEUP
Vladimir Sobotka-David Backes-T.J. Oshie
David Perron-Patrik Berglund-Chris Stewart
Matt D’Agostini-Jason Arnott-Jamie Langenbrunner
B.J. Crombeen-Scott Nichol-Ryan Reaves

Barret Jackman-Kevin Shattenkirk
Carlo Colaiacovo-Alex Pietrangelo
Kris Russell-Roman Polak

Jaroslav Halak
Brian Elliott

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