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Kings Fight To a 3-1 Victory over Dallas

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It wasn’t the prettiest game the Kings have played this season, but it was good enough to keep the Kings undefeated at home in their 3-1 victory of division rival, and sometime sparring mates as evidenced by this game, Dallas Stars.

“That was intense,” head coach Terry Murray said.

“Nothing’s going to be easy this year,” defenseman Matt Greene commented. “We knew that going in. That’s just the way it’s going right now.”

Greene did his part of making this a physical game getting into a fight with James Neal that netted Greene 17 penalty minutes: two for instigating a fight, five for fighting and a ten-minute game misconduct.

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All of that in response to a hard shoulder Neal gave to Garret Stoll at the right point of the Dallas zone that had Stoll sprawled on the ice for a bit.

Kyle Clifford got into the fighting going off on Brent Segal in the second period. Davis Drewiske versus Steve Ott later in the second. Wayne Simmonds versus Mark Fistric in the third.

“It’s intense out there, a divisional game, 1-1,” Dustin Brown said. “The second half of the game was pretty physical.”