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Simmonds, Kings Tame Wild 4-2

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It had been nearly a month, since Jan. 26 to be precise, since the Kings have played at STAPLES Center. And while things were not so hot during that long January home stand, the team finally figured things out on the road going 6-1-3 getting 15 out of a possible 20 points to reestablish themselves into the playoff race. The Kings continued that trend in their first game home with a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.

“It’s huge,” Wayne Simmonds said after leading the Kings with two goals in the game. “It establishes our game at home. I know last time we were at home we didn’t play too well. We thought about that and wanted to put the right mark on it right from the start.”

Although don’t call it a great victory in front of head coach Terry Murray’s face.

“We just have to be a lot better than what we were here tonight in order to win games as we get going forward,” Murray said.