Scouting the Blues

This is Game 2 in the best-of-seven, second-round playoff series between the Kings and the St. Louis Blues. The Kings lead the series 1-0. As noted earlier, the status of Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo will be determined before pregame warmups [UPDATE: Pietrangelo is not expected to play tonight] and the Blues are expected to swap their first- and second-line wingers and make one change at forward, with Matt D’Agostini coming in to replace Chris Stewart. D’Agostini had nine goals and nine assists in 55 regular-season games. The Blues will be looking to do what they did in the first round against San Jose: win Game 2 after losing Game 1 at home. The Blues have been strong of the penalty kill of late. Including their final three regular-season games, the Blues have allowed a total of only two power-play goals in their last seven games. For the latest on the Blues, check out the coverage from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Belleville News-Democrat, followed by the possible lineups for the Blues and the Kings…

St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Blues coverage

Belleville News-Democrat’s Blues coverage


Andy McDonald-David Backes-Alexander Steen
David Perron-Patrik Berglund-T.J. Oshie
Vladimir Sobotka-Jason Arnott-Matt D’Agostini
Jamie Lanenbrunner-Scott Nichol-B.J. Crombeen

Carlo Colaiacovo-Ian Cole
Barret Jackman-Kevin Shattenkirk
Kris Russell-Roman Polak

Brian Elliott
Jake Allen


Dustin Brown-Anze Kopitar-Justin Williams
Dustin Penner-Mike Richards-Jeff Carter
Dwight King-Jarret Stoll-Trevor Lewis
Brad Richardson-Colin Fraser-Jordan Nolan

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

Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Bernier

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