Scouting the Blues

This is Game 3 in the best-of-seven, second-round playoff series between the Kings and the St. Louis Blues. The Kings lead the series 2-0. The Blues played two road games in the first round against San Jose and won both. St. Louis will do some shifting for this game. Big-minute defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, who missed Game 2, is expected to return tonight. Matt D’Agostini, a healthy scratch in Game 1, entered the lineup in Game 2 and practiced yesterday on the Blues’ first line. With veteran center Jason Arnott likely out of the lineup with an injury, Chris Stewart would return, on a line with David Perron and Vladimir Sobotka. Penalty killing remains a strength for the Blues, as they are 26-for-28 on the penalty kill in seven playoff games. The Kings have failed to score a power-play goal in five consecutive 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

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

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

Brian Elliott
Jake Allen

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KINGS LINEUP
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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