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St.Louis (KSDK Sports) -- They may only be one game in to their 2013 playoff series with the Kings, but the Blues showed last night that they learned from their 2012 series.

A year after being swept out of the playoffs by the Kings, the Blues flipped the script by being more physical than their opponent.

From the drop of the puck on Tuesday, the Blues came out and laid the lumber on the Kings.

On Wednesday, they said it was not a coincidence. It was a focal point for the team.

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