Blues face the Kings on 4-game skid

March 16

St. Louis Blues (14-9-5, fourth in the West Division) vs. Los Angeles Kings (11-10-6, fifth in the West Division)

Los Angeles; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis aims to end its four-game skid with a victory against Los Angeles.

The Kings are 11-10-6 against opponents from the West Division. Los Angeles has converted on 25.3% of power-play opportunities, recording 25 power-play goals.

The Blues are 14-9-5 against West Division opponents. St. Louis ranks 10th in the league recording 8.5 points per game, averaging 3.1 goals and 5.4 assists.

Los Angeles knocked off St. Louis 4-3 in the last meeting between these teams on March 6. Anze Kopitar scored two goals for the Kings in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mikey Anderson leads the Kings with a plus-three in 25 games this season. Adrian Kempe has seven goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

Mike Hoffman leads the Blues with a plus-12 in 27 games this season. David Perron has five goals and five assists over the last 10 games for St. Louis.

LAST 10 GAMES: Kings: 3-4-3, averaging 2.5 goals, four assists, 2.7 penalties and 5.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.

Blues: 4-3-3, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with an .887 save percentage.

INJURIES: Kings: Jaret Anderson-Dolan: out (upper body), Dustin Brown: day to day (upper body).

Blues: Carl Gunnarsson: out for season (lower body), Robert Thomas: out (thumb).


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