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LA Kings defeat Tampa Bay Lightning 1-0. Don’t call it a statement game.

“It’s another hockey game,” Kings’ Head Coach Terry Murray said. “It’s a game against the top opponent in the game. I don’t look at it as a statement game. It’s just a game you’ve got to respond to and play hard.”

In a game where both the Kings and Lightning combined for 65 hits, the Kings made the most of a turnover at the blue line to dispatch the now-former leaders of the Eastern Conference.

“There were a few hits, a few confrontations,” Murray said. “A little old time hockey there with the scrums that were going on.”

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Lightning Head Coach Guy Boucher agreed. “That was a playoff game, and nobody’s going to give each other an inch.”