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Alec Martinez is solid in Kings' 3-1 victory over Ducks
Alec Martinez is solid in Kings' 3-1 victory over Ducks

It wouldn't be quite accurate to say that Kings defenseman Alec Martinez was a regular resident of Darryl Sutter's doghouse early this season. Martinez would have needed a long elevator ride up from the sub-basement to reach the doghouse, so low had he dropped in the Kings coach's estimation and on the team's depth chart. He didn't dress for the first three games of the season or the last seven games in October, for reasons no one could pinpoint. He's not the most physical player, but he has a good shot, reads the game well and is smart positionally. But he couldn't keep a regular spot in the lineup until February, after he recovered from an...

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