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Kings Hang On In Face Of Avalanche

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One would think that a 4-0 lead with 10:00 left in the game would be a laugher of a game. But as the game devolved with penalty after penalty being called, the Kings barely skated off the ice with a 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

“We made it interesting at the end getting a little too casual, a little careless with some plays in critical times in the game,” head coach Terry Murray said. “You go into the third period with that kind of scenario you want to make sure you’re able to lock it down - good teams do.”

And this is against an injury-depleted Avs team the Kings have handled recently going 6-0-1 in their last seven meetings.

The Kings had a lot of opportunities to turn the game into a laugher getting two 5-on-3 situations in the second period. However the Kings managed only three shots-on-goal during those 2:26.

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“I got to be hitting the net,” defenseman Drew Doughty admitted, although he wasn’t too discouraged.

“I thought our power-play was good overall today.”