Scouting the Blues

This is the fourth and final meeting of the season between the Kings and the St. Louis Blues. It follows the Kings’ 5-0 win in Los Angeles on Oct. 18, the Kings’ 3-2 win in St. Louis on Nov. 22 and the Blues’ 1-0 win in St. Louis on Feb. 3. The Blues have 100 points, most in the NHL this season, and are playing their sixth game in a season-long seven-game road trip. The Blues have allowed the fewest goals in the NHL this season — an average of 1.9 per game — and will start Brian Elliott in goal. Elliott, an All-Star, has allowed two or fewer goals in nine of his last 10 starts. The Blues have been particularly strong of late on the penalty kill, as they have allowed a total of only two power-play goals in their last 18 games (60-for-62). Rookie winger Jaden Schwartz has given the Blues a boost, with a goal in each of his first two NHL games. For the latest on the Blues, check out the coverage from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, followed by the 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
Dwight King-Mike Richards-Jeff Carter
Dustin Penner-Jarret Stoll-Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford-Colin Fraser-Jordan Nolan

Rob Scuderi-Drew Doughty
Willie Mitchell-Slava Voynov
Alec Martinez-Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Bernier

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BLUES LINEUP
David Perron-David Backes-T.J. Oshie
Jaden Schwartz-Patrik Berglund-Jamie Langenbrunner
Vladimir Sobotka-Jason Arnott-Chris Stewart
B.J. Crombeen-Scott Nichol-Ryan Reaves

Barret Jackman-Kevin Shattenkirk
Carlo Colaiacovo-Alex Pietrangelo
Ian Cole-Kent Huskins

Brian Elliott
Jaroslav Halak

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