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Sarah Palin drops ceremonial first puck at Kings-Blues game @NHL

ST. LOUIS - Republican U.S. vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin dropped the ceremonial first puck at an NHL game for the second time this month.

The Alaska governor and self-described "hockey mom" got more cheers than boos Friday night before the St. Louis Blues hosted the Los Angeles Kings.

She was joined on the ice by her husband, Todd, and her two youngest daughters, both wearing Blues jerseys with the number "08." Palin dropped the puck between the Blues' Keith Tkachuk and the Kings' Dustin Brown.

Palin then watched the game from a luxury box with Blues principal owner Dave Checketts, waving to the crowd and even reaching over the railing to shake a few hands.

The reception at the Scottrade Center was in contrast to Palin's Oct. 11 appearance before a game in Philadelphia, where she received a louder mix of boos.

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