Kings Vs. Blues: L.A. Opens Road Trip In St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 22: Scott Nichol #12 of the St. Louis Blues looks to clear the puck against Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings at the Scottrade Center on November 22, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Kings beat the blues 3-2. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

The Kings have beaten the Blues in both matchups so far this season.

The Los Angeles Kings open their six-game, 10-day Grammy road trip Friday night facing the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The Kings have won two straight games. The Kings begin play Friday night with 60 points (25-16-10), in seventh place in the Western Conference, four points behind the San Jose Sharks for first place in the Pacific Division.

The Kings have beaten the Blues in both meetings this season, a 5-0 home win on October 18 and a 3-2 win in St. Louis on November 22. Prior to this season, the Kings had lost seven consecutive games to St. Louis.

The Blues have had a full nine days off, as this is their first game since the All-Star Game. The Blues have lost two consecutive games. "We're going to really have to amp it up here when we get back," head coach Ken Hitchcock told the Associated Press. "That's what we told the players: Take a good break but, man, when we come back we're going to really have the temperature turned up to get better."

St. Louis is 7-0-2 in their last nine home games.

Friday night's 5 p.m. PST game will be televised by Fox Sports West. For more news and information on Kings hockey, be sure to read Jewels From The Crown.

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