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May 1, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
St. Louis Blue defenseman Harold Snepsts said he was retiring after 17 seasons in the NHL.
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January 18, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
ST. LOUIS - The back end of two demanding road games isn't usually the place to find a spike of energy. Among the reasons that give the Ducks' season a feeling of greater future accomplishment, their resolve in a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night at Scottrade Center was the thing to recognize. Not only did the Ducks (37-9-5) ratchet up their energy a night after getting out-hustled in a 4-2 loss at defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago, they withstood the best, last effort from the Blues (32-10-5)
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May 5, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
One player captured the imagination of Kings Coach Darryl Sutter when he was talking about the challenge of a rare afternoon playoff game. He referenced the Flyers' Claude Giroux and his huge hit against Sidney Crosby in the first shift in Game 6 of the first-round series between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, setting the fierce tone in the clincher. Goodbye morning, hello afternoon. "We need some of our stars to be morning persons," Sutter said. The Kings are one game from advancing past the second round of the playoffs for only the second time in franchise history.
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May 11, 2013 | Helene Elliott
Making history has become routine for the Kings. Last spring they became the first No. 8 seed to win the Stanley Cup, upsetting the 1-2-3 teams in the West before defeating the New Jersey Devils in the final. After opening their title defense by dismissing the fourth-seeded St. Louis Blues, the Kings appear to have picked up where they left off. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the fifth-seeded Kings are the first NHL team to win five consecutive playoff series despite playing Game 1 on the road in each series.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1995
The glorious sunshine did come out for a little while on Sunday, reminding all who may have forgotten what California is ordinarily like. And the championship victories of the San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers did that for us too--ladling down some sunshine on the local professional football scene, and temporarily overshadowing our sudden case of St. Louis blues.
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March 24, 2009 | Billy Witz
AT ST. LOUIS Time: 5:30 PDT. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Where: Scottrade Center. Records: Kings 30-32-10, Blues 33-30-9. Record vs. Blues: 3-0. Update: Though the Kings stayed in the playoff race longer than expected, they were hurt by their latest slump. They've picked up only three points in their last six games and trail eighth-place Nashville by seven points with 10 games left. The Kings should be happy to see the Blues, having scored 15 goals in three wins against them. St.
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April 27, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
ST. LOUIS - If ever an NHL playoff series should be sponsored by Starbucks, it surely would be the one featuring the Kings and the Blues. The bar was set when they didn't score in their last meeting, on March 22, needing four rounds of a shootout to decide the issue. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter joked the other day that without a shootout they might still be playing that game. Game 1 is tonight in St. Louis and the fear of multiple overtimes is well-founded, keeping in mind the defensive prowess of the teams and the considerable talents of Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, a Vezina Trophy finalist, and his Blues' counterpart, Brian Elliott.
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April 24, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
  Kings  Coach Darryl Sutter spent part of his post-practice media session on Tuesday talking about schedules, traveling and playoff logistics, spelling out the disadvantage for his team. “That's all part of not being a home-ice team,” he said. The Kings-Blues series will start in St. Louis … eventually. Later, in Los Angeles, there could be six playoff games at Staples Center, from April 28 to May 4, if the Clippers secure home-court advantage.
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March 19, 2012 | Helene Elliott
And the first NHL team to clinch a playoff spot was … Not the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins. Or the defending West champion Vancouver Canucks. Not the Pittsburgh Penguins, either. Preseason favorites San Jose and Washington are still scrambling and could miss the festivities altogether. The first team to punch its postseason ticket was the St. Louis Blues, and if you predicted that you should buy a lottery ticket and pack your bags for the exotic destination of your choice.
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September 8, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bill and Nancy Laurie, who in March unsuccessfully bid $400 million for the NHL's Colorado Avalanche, the NBA's Denver Nuggets, and their new home, the Pepsi Center, found a bargain Tuesday. The heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune bought the NHL's St. Louis Blues and their arena, the 5-year-old Kiel Center, for $100 million. The 20,000-seat Kiel Center cost $135 million, and the team's worth has been estimated at more than $100 million. Clark Enterprises, the selling group of 19 prominent St.
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April 29, 2013
KINGS They must: be prepared for a bruising series against a team seeking to avenge being swept out of the second round by the Kings last spring; get scoring from others besides Jeff Carter; find this spring's Dwight King, the winger who surprisingly scored five goals in 20 games last spring. BLUES They must: get exceptional performances from goaltender Brian Elliott, who worked his way back from being the third man in a two-man rotation; get contributions from winger T.J. Oshie, who missed 15 games because of an ankle injury; stand up to the Kings' physicality but avoid stupid penalties.
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May 5, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
One player captured the imagination of Kings Coach Darryl Sutter when he was talking about the challenge of a rare afternoon playoff game. He referenced the Flyers' Claude Giroux and his huge hit against Sidney Crosby in the first shift in Game 6 of the first-round series between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, setting the fierce tone in the clincher. Goodbye morning, hello afternoon. "We need some of our stars to be morning persons," Sutter said. The Kings are one game from advancing past the second round of the playoffs for only the second time in franchise history.
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May 4, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
Finally, the names Wayne Gretzky, Luc Robitaille and Kelly Hrudey are on the verge of having some long-awaited company, some fresh names in the Kings' playoff ledger. How about Mike Richards, Dustin Brown and Jonathan Quick, to name a few? The Kings are one game away from going somewhere they have been only one other time in franchise history, going past the second round of the playoffs. The Kings pulled to the brink of the Western Conference finals with a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night at Staples Center, taking a 3-0 series lead.
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May 3, 2012 | Helene Elliott
To generations of Kings fans conditioned to expect playoff misfortunes, this was a sweet and gratifying moment, their every hope realized and their every fear quashed, the old playoff ghosts put to rest. To a franchise whose crowning postseason moments are so rare and so old they're classified as ancient relics, the Kings' 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday was a defining moment, a performance so cohesive and impressive that it would be held up as a new standard if it weren't like so many other exemplary efforts the Kings have mustered this spring.
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May 2, 2012 | Helene Elliott
Kings left wing Dustin Penner is an enigma. He's a skillful player in the muscular body of an enforcer, a proven scorer who produced only seven goals this season, a bright thinker in a game that's too fast to ponder much of anything. He had no points in the Kings' last nine regular-season games but had a goal and an assist in their first-round elimination of the Vancouver Canucks. Slotted alongside the savvy Mike Richards and quick-shooting Jeff Carter, Penner was an irresistible force and an unmovable object in the Kings' two playoff victories over the St. Louis Blues, recording a goal and assist in Game 1 and two key assists in Game 2 to put the Kings in command, 2-0, heading into Game 3 on Thursday at Staples Center.
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April 30, 2012 | Helene Elliott
ST. LOUIS - The team that ranked next to last in scoring this season, the same players who generated four goals in a game only twice in a dark December that began and ended with different coaches behind their bench, shredded the NHL's best defensive team Monday and drove the league's stingiest goaltender to slam his stick against the post in frustration. Brian Elliott's swing produced the most solid contact he made all night. He certainly didn't make contact with enough of the Kings' 21 shots, though his overmatched defense didn't help him much in a game that disintegrated into a series of scrums and clinches.
REAL ESTATE
January 24, 1988 | Dick Turpin
It's not in the cards for any city, whether it's in the bread basket of the country or on the East or West Coast, to be taken for granted. Even if it has a great zoo and great breweries and a traditionally contending, scrappy baseball club. As sports fans know, St. Louis is about to lose one of its Cardinal teams, its not-so-successful professional football team, to the city of Phoenix if a majority of National Football League team owners approve the move. But a little-known fact about St.
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April 28, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
ST. LOUIS -- So many moments this season have been about the Kings' Darryl Sutter returning to face teams he once coached. Chicago, San Jose, and, naturally, Calgary. Now comes a playoff series against a once-hated rival: the Blues. There were many bitter wars back in the days when Sutter, the captain, played for Chicago against his older brother Brian, who was the captain of the Blues. Sutter, taking a walk down memory lane, recalled on Saturday that he and Brian didn't talk to each other in the lead-up to their games because the atmosphere was so intense and heated in the divisional rivalry.
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April 29, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — Russian-born defenseman Slava Voynov is shy about being interviewed because he's not comfortable speaking English. What he does on the ice transcends any language barrier. Voynov's speed and ability to move the puck quickly have had a noticeable impact on the Kings since he was recalled from the American Hockey League on Feb. 24. In three stints over 54 games, he had eight goals and 20 points and a +12 defensive rating, tying for the league lead in goals and plus/minus rating among rookie defensemen.
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