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LA Kings blast Blues 5-0 in home opener

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St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, left, tries to keep Los Angeles Kings right wing Justin Williams away from the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) By Jae Hong St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, left, tries to keep Los Angeles Kings right wing Justin Williams away from the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) By Jae Hong
St. Louis Blues center Patrik Berglund, left, and Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll go after the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) By Jae Hong St. Louis Blues center Patrik Berglund, left, and Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll go after the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) By Jae Hong

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Simon Gagne had two goals and an assist in his Kings' home debut, and Jonathan Quick made 27 saves for his 15th shutout in Los Angeles' 5-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.

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Anze Kopitar, Jarret Stoll and captain Dustin Brown each had a goal and an assist as the Kings finally returned home from a two-week, two-continent road trip, kicking off a season of high expectations with a blowout win.

Quick was phenomenal in his 99th career victory, making several spectacular saves while remaining unbeaten in regulation this season.

Jaroslav Halak allowed four goals on 18 shots before getting pulled in the opening minute of the third period for the Blues, who wrapped up a four-game road trip with three losses.
 

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