Series (Game 1 of 4)

Los Angeles leads 3-1

Game 1: Sunday, October 16th
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Game 2: Sunday, November 13th
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Game 3: Wednesday, February 8th
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Game 4: Saturday, March 4th
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Blue Jackets 1

(1-5-0, 2 pts)

Kings 3

(4-2-0, 8 pts)

8:00 PM ET, October 16, 2005

STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California

1 2 3 T
CBJ 0 0 11
LA 2 1 03

J. LaBarbera (Kings - G): Saves: 19, Save Pct.: .950

M. Cammalleri (Kings - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

L. Visnovsky (Kings - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

Columbus (1-4-0) at Los Angeles (3-2-0) 8:00 pm EDT

Columbus (1-4-0) at Los Angeles (3-2-0), 8:00 pm EDT

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- The new season has not been kind to the Columbus Blue Jackets, who are in need of goals, victories and home games.

The Blue Jackets wrap up a four-game road trip Sunday when they take on the Los Angeles Kings in their first meeting of the season.

Columbus, which is opening the campaign with five of its first six games on the road, is last in the league in goals (10). Rich Nash, a 41-goal scorer in 2003-2004, remains sidelined with an ankle injury.

Jan Hrdina scored twice and Brian Berard added a goal and an assist for Columbus in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

The Kings saw their three-game winning streak end Thursday when they yielded a pair of shorthanded tallies in a 5-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

Jeremy Roenick and Sean Avery scored for Los Angeles, which failed to convert on seven power-play opportunities.

The Kings have killed 16 consecutive penalties and have allowed just four power-play goals in 31 chances. However, they have not scored with the man advantage in 11 straight attempts.

Columbus was 2-1-1 against Los Angeles in 2003-2004 and leads the all-time series, 8-7-1.