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Adrian Kempe has first career hat trick in Kings' win over Canadiens

Adrian Kempe has first career hat trick in Kings' win over Canadiens

Michael Cammalleri’s smile was subtle. Adrian Kempe’s could be seen from space.

Together they helped the Kings overcome what could have been a big bummer.

It’s been that type of start to the season for the Kings that their one area of offensive concern — the third line — sprung alive Wednesday in a 5-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens.

Kempe, quiet in the first four games, scored the first hat trick of his NHL career, all in the third period. Cammalleri, scratched the previous two games, scored twice for his first goals as a King since his first go-around with them in 2008.

It occurred on a night the Kings lost Jeff Carter to a lower-body injury on a freak play...

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