Blues hit road under new coach -

Blues hit road under new coach

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues' abysmal home record got coach Andy Murray fired. Now they hit the road, where they've played very well, for three straight under interim coach Davis Payne.

The Blues have been a confounding team, an NHL-worst 6-14-3 after losing 6-3 in Payne's first game Saturday only hours after Murray was fired. They're among the league's better teams on enemy ice at 11-4-3.

The road trip started Tuesday in San Jose, followed by games Wednesday at Anaheim and Saturday at Los Angeles.

The 39-year-old Payne had been coaching at the Blues' AHL affiliate in Peoria, Ill., and was confident the team could get rid of the home-ice disadvantage. St. Louis has lost five in a row at home.

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