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St. Louis Blues (33-27-10-2) at Los Angeles Kings (28-20-16-7), 10:30 p.m.

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(Sports Network) - Two squads in the middle of the race for the final two slots in the Western Conference playoff race go head-to-head tonight, when the Los Angeles skate with the St. Louis at the Staples Center.

Los Angeles is tied with Nashville for seventh (79), while St. Louis trails the duo by one point in ninth place. Four points separate St. Louis and sixth- place .

The have helped themselves in recent days, winning three of four and posting a 6-3-2 mark in their last 11 contests. Los Angeles tallied a 5-1 win over the of Anaheim on Sunday.

made 29 saves to pace the to the victory. Huet improved to 10-10-10 between the pipes this season. Huet has started the past 13 games while regular backstop recovers from a groin injury.

, and each finished with a goal and two assists for the , who posted their third straight win at home to capture the season series 4-1-1. and also scored.

On the milestone watch, Robitaille moved within two points of John Bucyk for the most points by a left wing in NHL history (1,369). coach Andy Murray tied Bob Pulford for the most victories in franchise history (178).

The , who went 1-for-9 on the power play, improved to 5-1-1 in their last seven at home. For the year, Los Angeles is 15-10-9-1 in the friendly confines of the Staples Center.

St. Louis had a six-game unbeaten streak (4-0-2) stopped Sunday, as it fell 3-0 to the at the Savvis Center. The are 4-5-3-1 in their last 13 contests.

The were held scoreless for the first time since falling 1-0 to San Jose on February 29. St. Louis has gone without scoring a goal eight times this season.

Defenseman is the only player to compete in every game this season.

centerman is one assist shy of 600 in his career, while left winger is one helper shy of 400.

St. Louis goaltender allowed two goals on 23 shots in the contest. Osgood fell to 25-23-8 between the pipes this season.

The are just 2-4-1-1 in their last eight road tilts. For the season, St. Louis is 13-17-3-2 in foreign buildings.

St. Louis has won five straight in this series, including all three meetings this season. The are 7-2-1 in their last 10 clashes with the , and have won in their last two trips to Los Angeles.

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