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(Sports Network) - The St. Louis Blues will attempt to match their longest win streak of the season when they return home to take on the Los Angeles Kings in a matinee from the Scottrade Center this afternoon.

The Blues come in off a pair of good road wins. After edging division-rival Columbus in a shootout on Tuesday, St. Louis came through with an impressive 3-2 victory over the Atlantic Division-leading New Jersey Devils Wednesday at the Meadowlands.

Dallas Drake tallied the go-ahead goal in the second period and Manny Legace made the lead stand by making 24 saves.

Dan Hinote and Keith Tkachuk also scored for the Blues, who snapped a five- game losing streak to the Devils, while Barret Jackman collected a pair of assists.

The win was the Blues' eighth in their last 11 games and improved them to 8-4-3 since Andy Murray replaced Mike Kitchen as head coach in mid-December. Murray was the Kings' head coach for nearly six full seasons until he was fired near the end of the 2005-06 campaign.

This good 11-game stretch for St. Louis began with a season-best three consecutive victories from December 19-23.

Following today's matchup, St. Louis will embark on a four-game road trip beginning Monday in Phoenix.

Los Angeles will play the first of three straight away contests this afternoon and is currently saddled with a two-game losing streak. On Thursday the Kings concluded a four-game homestand on a down note, as they dropped a 5-2 decision to San Jose.

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