(AP) -- The last time the Los Angeles Kings hosted the St. Louis Blues, they completed a sweep of their playoff series on their way to winning their first Stanley Cup title.
The Kings' recent surge started with a victory at St. Louis.
Jeff Carter and Los Angeles look to continue their outstanding stretch by beating the Blues for the seventh consecutive meeting Tuesday night at Staples Center.
The Kings (11-7-2) outscored the Blues 15-6 while sweeping them out of the second round of last season's playoffs, clinching the series with a 3-1 home victory.
They beat St. Louis again Feb. 11, when Carter scored twice en route to a 4-1 road win for their eighth victory in nine meetings and sixth in a row including the postseason.
Los Angeles has parlayed the most recent victory over the Blues (11-8-2) into an 8-2-0 spurt after sputtering to a 3-5-2 start.
Carter has been a force with 10 goals in these 10 games, giving him 14 on the season to tie Pittsburgh's James Neal for ...